Mayor calls for intensified security efforts PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:12

Mayor Ma. Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar has called on all sectors to help intensify security efforts to deter criminal elements from operating in the city.

“Security is the concern of all residents not only of the police, military, and the local government,” Mayor Climaco-Salazar said in a recent press briefing.

The lady chief executive instructed the police and military to tighten efforts through police visibility and beat patrols to deter crimes in the city. She requested a fusion of different police and military units to address threats in the city’s security.

In a recent statement from the City Hall, Climaco-Salazar also issued an urgent call for all barangays to activate the “tanods” or civilian volunteer organizations and strengthen security patrols in their respective areas. She said: “A reinforced barangay defensive system is very crucial in the drive against lawless elements.”

Mayor Climaco-Salazar, in turn, assured her constituents of continuous support to peace keeping efforts. Recently, the city council approved a request for appropriate funds for the purchase of vital equipment for security.

She is also closely coordinating and monitoring the implementation of other peace-keeping measures.

Climaco-Salazar also urged the public to be vigilant and inform authorities of suspicious activities in their area by calling PNP hotlines 166 or 117.