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Security ramped up for final Eucharistic Congress Mass

More than 1 milllion people expected for open-air event in Cebu

Security ramped up for final Eucharistic Congress Mass

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Published: January 26, 2016 08:43 AM GMT

Updated: January 26, 2016 08:44 AM GMT

Strict security measures will be implemented in Cebu City for the final Mass of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress on Jan. 31, according to security officials.

At least 1 million people are expected to attend the Mass in a field outside the city.

"We have been preparing for it," said police regional director Chief Superintendent Manny Gaerlan, adding that security personnel have already been deployed around the venue.

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Interior Secretary Senen Sarmiento, who attended the Eucharistic Congress on Jan. 26, said security officials have already considered "all possibilities and scenarios" that might happen on Sunday.

The official said authorities are prepared for any "worst case scenario" although they haven't received any reports of threats.

 

 

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