Friday, April 28, 2017

Pampanga Mayors League head vows full support to cops’ anti-crime campaigns

Pampanga Mayors League president and Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab of this town has vowed her full support to the police in its anti-criminality efforts.

Cayabyab said that aside from logistical assistance to the police, her administration will closely coordinate with the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the success of efforts to maintain peace and order in town.

She also urged PML member-mayors to heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call by constantly communicating with their respective police forces to determine the effectiveness of their campaigns against criminality.

“It is not enough that we provide financial assistance to the police, there should be an open communication line between the mayors and the chiefs of police to make sure that government money are properly used in keeping our communities safe from criminal elements,” Cayabyab said.

The mayor added that the citizenry should also be encouraged to contribute in the peace and order efforts through the “Mamamayan Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayan Ayaw Sa Iligal na Droga (Masa-Masid)” initiative.

Along with the Department of Interior and Local Government, the local government unit has launched its Masa-Masid program on Nov. 25, 2016 with the signing of commitment among non-government organizations, police and municipal officials.

“We cannot overemphasize the importance of community participation in the peace and order programs. They are the eyes and ears of law enforces in the grassroots so they have to be active for us to work more efficiently,” she said.

Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC) should also do their part as they are the “first line of defense” against the illegal drugs, the mayor added.

“The barangay leaders recognize almost all people in their areas of jurisdiction so they can determine instantly if there are unscrupulous individuals roaming in the barangays,” she added. (PNA)

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