MPD recommends no bags in Quiapo Church

Published February 1, 2019, 1:41 PM

by Dhel Nazario, Jeffrey G. Damicog, and Rey G. Panaligan

By Erma Edera

The Manila Police District has recommended that no bags should be brought into the Quiapo Church by churchgoers, as part of the heightened security measure following the deadly terror attack that killed more than 20 people in Jolo, Sulu over the weekend.

Members of the Manila Police Disctrict Command Special Weapons and Tactics unit secure the vicinity of Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday, February 01, 2019 following the twin blasts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu that killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)
Members of the Manila Police District Command Special Weapons and Tactics unit secure the vicinity of Quiapo Church in Manila on Friday, February 01, 2019 following the twin blasts at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu that killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

According to Supt. Julius Caesar Domingo, station commander of MPD Station 3, bringing bags is not necessary when attending a mass, just like any other religion.

However, he said the management of the Quiapo church has yet to approve their recommendation.

Domingo clarified that there were no threats on the Quaipo district but he said that it is better to be cautious and prepared.

The Philippine National Police is on “heightened alert” after the terror attacks in Mindanao.

Domingo said that they will add more police in the area for the anticipated influx of people every Friday.

 
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