Beng to police, AFP: ‘Maintain high alert’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 10:59

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco has ordered police and military authorities to continuously implement pre-emptive target hardening measures and to maintain high alert level in Zamboanga City in wake of the simultaneous Paris terror attacks and the country’s hosting of the APEC Summit 2015 in Metro Manila from Nov. 16-19.

Climaco issued the order to Col. Arthur Biyo, commander of Joint Task Group Zamboanga and City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro, as she called on the civilian population to contribute in the peace keeping efforts by cooperating and collaborating with the barangay officials, police and military whenever there are suspicious activities, individuals or abandoned vehicles in their areas.

“Every resident is enjoined to cooperate towards safety and security, as force multipliers continue to be activated,” the mayor said.

She stressed it has been proven that the police and military authorities can only succeed in their goal of maintaining peace and security in the city with the full support and cooperation of the civilian sector.

Let us continue to give our all out support to the peace keeping efforts of our police and military, the chief executive urged.

“Security is everyone’s responsibility and not only of the police and military or the City Government,” she emphasized.

On the other hand, the mayor said she is one with the world in sympathizing with the victims of Paris terror attacks and the other disasters that happened in other parts of world.

The world was shocked Saturday (Friday in Paris) when armed men conducted a series of coordinated terrorist attacks consisting of mass shootings, suicide bombings and hostage-taking in Paris, France and Saint-Denis, one fo its northern suburbs    killing some 120 people.

The incident was reminiscent of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the United States consisting of suicide attacks that targeted symbolic US landmarks. — Sheila Covarrubias