Quezon City traffic and rescue teams will have no Lenten break, the chief of the city’s department of public order and safety said on Friday.
QC DPOS chief Elmo San Diego issued the directive after placing all traffic and rescue teams on alert to ensure public safety during Holy Week.
Under the directive, city traffic personnel will be mobilized to complement the police and traffic management force to be deployed by the Quezon City Police District and the Metro Manila Development Authority during the period.
The city rescue team will be mobilized to respond to any emergency situation that may arise during the observance of Holy Week.
San Diego said city traffic personnel would help provide order in securing provincial bus terminals and other passenger holding areas located in Quezon City.
Quezon City hosts several provincial bus terminals plying the route to Southern Luzon such as Tritran, JAC, and JAM near Kamuning Road, and those plying the Northern Luzon route, such as Baliwag, Victory, Partas, Dagupan, Five Star, and Dominion Bus Lines in the Cubao area.
Traffic enforcers will also provide traffic assistance to pilgrims and churchgoers during processions and Visita Iglesia, San Diego said.
DPOS has enlisted the support of the city’s barangay public safety officers for maintaining peace and order during the break.