Public warned vs ‘akyat-bahay’, ‘salisi’ this Holy Week


Make sure to lock all doors and windows of your houses when you go on vacation for the Holy Week.

This is the reminder of National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde to metro residents who are planning to go to the provinces or abroad during the Lenten break.

Albayalde said burglars or members of infamously known robbery groups “akyat-bahay” and “salisi” usually strike during the Holy Week particularly on Maundy Thursday and Black Friday.

He noted that during last year’s Holy Week, the NCRPO recorded 20 incidents of burglaries around the metro.

“Kung aalis, isarang mabuti ang mga pintuan lalo na ang maliliit na mga bintana na puwedeng pasukin ng bata. Minsan itong mga akyat bahay gumagamit ng mga bata,” he said.

He said nearly 12,000 policemen will be deployed in Metro Manila to secure various places in the metropolis.

All policemen are required to be on duty.

The cops will be augmented by soldiers and reservists from the Armed Forces of the Philippines who are tasked to secure bus stations, sea ports, airports and churches in the metro.

May we all have a meaningful and safe observance of the Holy Week.