Beng cites anew citizens’ role in anti-crime efforts PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 September 2014 13:54

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday reiterated her call for community involvement in crime prevetion efforts, citing citizen’s participation is crucial to addressing the peace and order situation the city.

Speaking before the participants to the Symposium on Crime Prevention and Public Safety, the local chief executive delivered a short presentation appealing to all Zamboanguenos to unite in the city’s public security priorities.

The symposium, heavily attended by representatives from the barangays, schools and civil society organizations, covered various topics that included the crime situation in the city, deterring kidnapping and terrorism, handling explosive ordinance device, the role of barangay local government units and civil society organizations and importance of building citizenship and resiliency against crime.

Jules Benitez of USAID-ENGAGE, Ret. Col. Rex Miravite, Eugene Estipona of Mine Risk, Sonyboy Jalani of Crime Watch Volunteers and Dr. Weby Claracay of Civika headlined the discussion and likewise called for unity from residents in order to fortify the city’s security measures.

The Symposium on Crime Prevention and Public Safety is a collaborative effort of the city government, the United States Agency for International Development - Enhancing Governance, Accountability, and Engagement (USAID-ENGAGE), the Ateneo Center for Leadership and Governance, Western Mindanao State University’s College of Social Work and Community Development and Peace and Human Security Institute, crime Watch Volunteers of Zamboanga and the Mindanao Development Authority. — Claudine Uniana