Cebu City Police to heed mayor’s request to hold off demolition in Barangay Apas
CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) will comply with the request of Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella not to intervene in the demolition of Lot 937 in Barangay Apas, Cebu
She said the police will remain vigilant for the security in the area and will be ready to keep the peace should conflict arise, but they will not take any sides.
In previous statements, Labella has asked the police not to assist any demolition to be done in Apas while the city government appealed to the court to postpone the said demolition for six months while they find a proper relocation site for those affected.
For the meantime, Vinluan said she directed the stations to keep an eye in the area following reports of conflicts rising in Lot 937, as the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command has also sent security personnel to guard the area.
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