The annual Chinese New Year celebration of the City of Smiles, the 15th Bacolodiat Festival, will be held in the streets of Bacolod City this coming January 31 to February 2, 2020 . To keep the event safe, City Police Office Operations Branch Chief Lester Leada and the city's police officers will step up security preparations for this year’s festival.
The Bacolod Traffic Management Authority has discussed security and traffic arrangements for the two festival sites, Lacson Street and the Bacolod Government Center grounds. They plan to deploy more than 500 policemen, which will be augmented by about 300 personnel coming from the Police Regional Office 6. The festival will adopt the security features of the MassKara Festival held in October last year.