“The entire police force has beenplaced on red alert status and police chiefs from various cities andmunicipalities will enhance their anti-crime patrols, especially in crowdedareas,” said Baleros. NOCPPO chief Police Colonel RomeoBaleros said they are on the lookout for streetcriminals and deny them the opportunity to strike through maximum policevisibility. Among these street criminals arepickpockets, snatchers and burglars. BACOLOD City – The Negros OccidentalPolice Provincial Office (NOCPPO) is now focused on lawless activities usuallyassociated with the holiday season. The province’s top cop added that theyare now finalizing the security plan which will be rolled out by Dec. 15 – aday before the first day of the nine-day misade gallo or pre-dawn mass. Baleros also said they areanticipating possible attacks from the New People’s Army (NPA) especially sincethe insurgents will celebrate the founding anniversary of the Communist Partyof the Philippines this month. He said police chiefs should adopt atight defensive posture, be more vigilant and coordinate with other friendlyforces. “Yes we are always expecting for enemyassaults because of the series of encounters in Himamaylan and Isabela, plusthe arrest of NPA supporters in Bacolod City last month,” he said./PN
That means Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe and Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan will have to wait to compete in their semi finals.In swimming this evening, Fiona Doyle goes in the heats of the Women’s 200m Breaststroke at around ten to six.In sailing, Annalise Murphy is in second place overall ahead of Races 5 and 6 in the Women’s Laser Radial, which will get underway at five fifteen. Carlow’s Finn Lynch is back in 24th place in the Men’s Laser class ahead of his two races this evening.Joe Ward faces an opponent from Ecuador in the Men’s Light Heavyweight division at around quarter to eleven this evening.