The celebration of Easter Sunday this Holy Week 2019 is over. More than 97,000 passengers left the ports all over the Philippines to travel back to Metro Manila. Philippine Coast Guard reported that from 6:00 am 0 12 noon of yesterday Sunday (April 21, 2019) most passengers left various ports nationwide to travel back up north of the country.
What is Easter Sunday?
In the Christian and Catholic community, the celebration of the Easter Sunday marks the beginning of life, hope, and salvation. Before Easter Sunday is celebrated, the pre-event of the Holy Week takes place. Here the people are seen mourning, praying and fasting among many other practices.
Going Home After Holy Week 2019
The Holy Week 2019 started with the Palm Sunday, then Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. It celebrates the end of Lent Season. Most of the passengers were in Western Visayas, with 17,815, followed by Southern Tagalog and Iloilo, with 16,577 and 12,255 passengers, respectively. The rest were monitored in the ports located in Palawan, Bicol, Bohol, Batangas, Davao, Leyte, Oriental Mindoro, Negros Occidental, and Negros Oriental, among others.
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – No Holiday!
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in the Philippines did not have any holiday during Easter Sunday. Some regional BJMP even dedicated their Holy Week for keeping peace and order in their jail houses. Imposing the no holiday and no day-off during the Lenten season, Iral led BJMP National Capital Region Director Jail Chief Superintendent Ignacio Panti and BJMP CALABARZON Regional Director Jail Chief Superintendent Efren Nemeño in inspecting the jails in their respective areas during the simultaneous inspection of jails after the full alert status kicked-off on Maundy Thursday.
In BJMP Region 7, Jail Chief Superintendent Paulino H Moreno Jr conducted not only an inspection but also drug testing of Dumaguete City Jail Male and Female Dormitory personnel while BJMP Region V Director Jail Senior Superintendent Cesar Langawin “pedaled’’ for the region’s 2ndBJMP Region V Bisikleta Iglesia where cycling enthusiasts rode their bicycles for a visit to different churches in Bicol.
Nagpapasalamat ako sa inyong lahat sa inyong kooperasyon at pakikiisa upang siguruhing walang anumang insidente ngayong Mahal na Araw. Maraming salamat sa inyong sakripisyo at sa ipinakita niyong dedikasyon sa trabaho (I would like to thank you all for your cooperation and support that ensure the safety of the jails this Lenten Season. Thank you for your sacrifices and your dedication in the performance of your duties),’’ said Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) head Chief Superintendent Allan Iral.