NUP Maria Christina I. Mayor (Photo credits: Nereo Cajilig Lujan)

Published on
17 June 2015

Independence Day celebration, a resounding success

            Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA BARBARA, ILOILO, June 17 -- Iloilo Police Provincial Office’ security preparations for the 117th Independence Day celebration at Sta. Barbara Public Plaza is considered a success after the event finished with no recorded crime incidents.

            IPPO Director Police Senior Superintendent Cornelio Salinas attributes this peaceful condition to the weeks of planning undertaken by IPPO especially in the security preparations on traffic management, route security and on the actual engagement area at the plaza.

            His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III led the celebration and wreath-laying at the plaza.

            Salinas commends all personnel who took part in the security preparations and he hopes that the readiness shown by the uniformed personnel will be replicated later this year during the APEC Ministerial Meetings in Iloilo.

            IPPO deployed 1,192 uniformed personnel during the two-day deployment for the Independence Day celebration.