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MANILA, Philippines – At least two persons died, while six others sustained injuries, as Filipinos marked what the Philippine National Police (PNP) described as a “generally peaceful” Holy Week.
A report on Saturday by the PNP-National Operations Center in Camp Crame showed that the two fatalities involved drowning incidents - one in Cagayan Valley and the other in the Cordillera region.
Of the six who sustained injuries, three were hurt in twin explosions that rocked Palawan on Holy Thursday.
PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome said tourist destinations such as Boracay, Puerto Galera and Baguio City were peaceful through Saturday.
Bartolome said security measures - particularly in places of convergence - were in place, adding that field units were conducting pro-active measures such as police visibility and patrol operations.
Oplan Summer Vacation 2012 will remain in effect until Monday, April 9, when many Filipinos are expected to leave their provinces in time for the resumption of work on Tuesday.