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The Philippine National Police-National Capital Region Police Office (PNP-NCRPO) is on heightened alert as the All Saints' and All Souls' Day weekend nears.

PNP-NCRPO is deploying 18, 000 police officers across Metro Manila, especially within and around the 98 public and private cemeteries in the capital.

With over a million people expected to gather in Manila North Cemetery and over 800, 000 in the South Cemetery, the PNP has joined forces with local government units in reminding the public about the ban on alcohol, sharp objects, gambling and loud noise inside cemetery premises.

The anti-drugs and anti-illegal gambling operation "Oplan Lambat-Sibat" is also in full swing, with quick reaction units and undercover teams on duty.