HPG-9 creates advisory body PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:10

The Highway Patrol Group-9 has created a Regional Advisory Council (RAC) that will help and guide HPG-9 in the effective enforcement of pertinent laws and in combatting three crimes to which HPG-9 have direct mandate.

Sr. Supt. Severino B.  Agustin, HPG 9 chief, said that the chairman of  the advisory council is Atty. Jose Rizalino Laput Ortega. Vice chairman is Atty. Ian Frederick Capin andmMembers are Atty. Aminola P. Abaton, regional director of the Land Transportation Office-9, Councilor Rommel S. Agan,  Rev. Father Julius B. Cruz, regional chaplain, Police Regional Office 9; Mr. Rashdi N. Abubakar,  former mayor of Jolo, Sulu, Mr. Salvador Jesus F. Burnos of the Maritime Industry Authority, Mr. Jonathan Wee Tan from the business sector and Allen  Abastillas of Daily Zamboanga Times, from the media sector.

According to Agustin, the creation of the Council is intended to seek the involvement of  stakeholders coming from the various sectors of the society that will assist HPG-9 in addressing the problems of carnapping, hijacking and highway robbery in the region and in the pursuit of their mandate.

The Council will lend a helping hand in the analysis, review, planning, recommendation and development process that would assist HPG 9 in crime prevention and control  in the said three crimes within their area of jurisdiction.

The council will conduct forums and regular meetings with all parties concerned to trace- out  the problems on the three aforementioned crimes. The council  will also serve as an advisory body to the HPG 9.

The primary function of the Council is to provide HPG-9 support through planning, recommendation, facilitation, information dissemination and the provision of technical assistance necessary to the command with primary objective of sharing and addressing the issues and concerns affecting the HPG-9 mission.

As a coalition, the council will foster collaboration to educate communities in the region by the command  Traffic Law enforcement operatives and to collectively deliver appropriate care by way of constant reminders to stakeholders and the information dissemination thru  mass communication regarding preventive measures in fighting the said three crimes.--- Allen Abastillas