CEBU CITY, Philippines – The city government here headed by Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña through its Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC) is getting ready for the observance of the All Saints and All Souls Day on November 1-2, 2016.
In its regular meeting Monday this week, the CCDRRMC activated the “Oplan Kalag-Kalag” to ensure safety of everyone during the annual celebrations.
CCDRRMC head for operations Mr. Harold Alcontin, who was the acting presiding officer said that the city’s preparation included putting up of Command Posts in all Cemeteries and Bus Terminals and Ports, establish traffic management, conduct risk assessment and inspection, installation of signage and layout, set up emergency plans, take care of crowd control and ensure before and after care, among others.
Alcontin further pointed out that more than 2,000 personnel from the Cebu City Police Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Auxiliaries and Volunteers from the different offices in the Cebu City Government and civic organizations will be deployed for the Oplan Kalag-Kalag operations.
The CCDRRMC also created a Task Force to conduct risk and hazard assessment and inspection in the different Cemeteries in Cebu City next week as part of their preparations.
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and K9s will also be deployed to ensure no bladed weapons, alcoholic beverages and explosives can get through during the Oplan Kalag-Kalag operations.
Moreover, the public are advised to be vigilant and report suspicious persons and activities and be part of ensuring a safe and successful All Saints and All Souls Day celebrations. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados/Cebu City Public Information Office)
Mayor Osmeña to the Youth : Make Don Sergio your inspiration
CEBU CITY, Philippines - Mayor Tomas R. Osmeña urged the youth to follow the good deeds and be inspired by the astonishing accomplishments at a young age of former President Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. during the 138th birth anniversary of the late president Friday morning September 9, 2016 at the President Osmeña Memorial Marker along corner Osmeña Boulevard and Lapu-Lapu Street, in Barangay Santo Niño this city.
Mayor Osmeña emphasized that at a very young age Don Sergio has numerous achievements who became a governor of Cebu at the age of 27 citing that he is not the Grand Old Man of Cebu but rather the Grand Young Man of Cebu which is an inspiration especially to the youth just like Jose Rizal, Gregorio Del Pilar and Ninoy Aquino who were not even old at all.
The mayor further recalled that his grandfather also became the youngest member of the first Congress at the age of 29 and at his 30s became a Senator and Vice President before serving as the 2nd and last President of the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines and the 4th President of the Republic of the Philippines.
He underscored that, “We should give the opportunity to inspire the younger people that it is not true that you have to be a lolo to be a leader.”
In behalf of the Osmeña Family, Rogelio Osmeña Jr., the great grandson of Don Sergio, thanked all who joined in the celebration especially