Strict PNP camp policy triggers near fistfight PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 14:16

A vehicle owner almost punched a policeman on duty at the  gate of Camp Batalla along  RT Lim Boulevard last Monday after a heated argument over the newly imposed vehicle restriction policy on all police camps.

The vehicle owner was upset after his vehicle was not allowed to enter Camp Batalla where it was supposed to get a macro-etching stencil of the chassis and engine numbers  at the PNP Crime Laboratory.

The quarrel was pacified by other cooler head policemen who succeeded in settling the heated argument. 
The  on duty guard policeman explained to this reporter that he was just following the Letter of Instruction issued by Camp Crame on the implementation of Kalasag 2011 as directed by Police Regional Office-9 Director Chief Supt. Elpidio Z. De Asis Jr. for all vehicles entering a police camp to register with the Regional Intelligence Unit 9 and be issued a passcard or decal sticker.

Another vehicle owner said the PNP should have studied first the LOI on Kalasag 2011 before they implemented it .
He said there are many motorvehicle owners who conduct or transact business at the Highway Patrol Group-9 for motorvehicle clearances, at the Crime Laboratory for macro-etching and stencil of vehicle chassis and engine.

Clearances being issued by the HPG-9 and the Crime Laboratory are vital documents for the registration of vehicles.
Another vehicle owner suggested that they should be issued security visitor tag instead of making it difficult for them to transact business at the HPG9, Crime Lab 9 and FESAGS or any other offices inside at Camp Batalla.

A policeman suggested that they transfer the HPG9 and  Crime Laboratory-9 out of Camp Batalla, possibly along RT Lim Boulevard,  to make transaction easy for all the clients.

Land Transportation Office-9 Zamboanga City District Office  Head Noel M. Noche disclosed that  the motorvehicle clearances issued by HPG-9 with the macro-etching of the chassis and engine number stencils  are very essential to the registration of, renewal or transfer of  ownership of vehicles.

Noche suggested that the PNP as a whole  or  the PRO-9  should not make the clientele hard in transacting  business inside the camp.
He said the PNP should be friendly to people who transact  business at the camp.  — Allen Abastillas