Kapangan Mayor Manny Fermin said the municipal government supports the police in its mandate to maintain peace and order in the town.
The Benguet politiko said maintaining peace and order is needed in boosting tourism in Kapangan.
“We allot funds or counterpart funds even for programs that are provided with budget by the national police office because we want them to be adequately provided to help them perform their work better,” Fermin said.
He also said he wants to get rid of the image that Kapangan is the source of marijuana in the province.
“We hope that when there are interceptions, the origin of the marijuana is reported truthfully. Sana ma-highlight kung saan talaga nanggaling ang mga nahuling marijuana,” he said.