Camp Ruperto K Kangleon, Palo, Leyte -The Police Regional Office 8 through the leadership of PCSUPT HENRY P LOSAÑES, Regional Director sets forth the final security plan to maintain peace and order and public safety and ensure the peaceful conduct of all related activities in conjunction with the Commemoration of the 70th Leyte Gulf Landings on October 20, 2014 at Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.

Based on the PRO8 Command Memorandum Circular, this year’s commemoration weaves the parallel events of World War II and the current state of the Province and Region in the aftermath of the wave of destruction wrought by the Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.

The Provincial Government of Leyte will spearhead the month-long Commemoration of the 70th Leyte Gulf Landings Anniversary.

The main event, that is on October 20, 2014, is to be attended by high ranking government officials, dignitaries, foreign diplomats representing the allied forces, WWII veterans, and will be covered by both local and national media.

Likewise, International Non-Government Organizations will be attending the said event as they have formed a big part in the on-going rehabilitation of the whole region from the onslaught of the Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.

The influx of people who will be coming to the region to witness the commemoration presents an opportunity to lawless elements and threat groups, who may take advantage of the situation, by conducting criminal and terroristic acts to embarrass security forces as well as the government.

PRO8, concurrent with its mission and function in coordination with the 8ID, PA, the Provincial Government of Leyte, other concerned agencies and civic and cause-oriented groups, will undertake police operations and other security-related activities and/or measures to ensure the success as well as the orderly and peaceful conduct of the Commemoration of the 70th Leyte Gulf Landings Anniversary from October 1 to 20, 2014.

Furthermore, the public’s cooperation is likewise very vital in preventing crime in the community.

Thus, the PNP encourages the public to provide relevant and timely information and other unscrupulous activities through social media (Twitter – @PcrdPro8 or through the following: Dial 117 or text 2920.