Beng lauds PNP, AFP for security in New Year PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 January 2016 11:53

Ever grateful for their tireless efforts, Mayor Beng Climaco has cited police and military authorities including force multipliers and the 98 barangay councils for the peaceful and orderly observance of the New Year that recorded zero-firecracker and stray-bullet related injuries.

“We commend all those who kept vigil to keep Zamboanga City safe during the New Year—our Police and Military personnel, CDRRMO (City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office),  GSO (General Services Office), City Hall CSU (City Security Unit) and the blue guards, medical personnel on duty, volunteer radio groups and the 98 barangays,” the mayor said.

Through City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro, the chief executive likewise commended and thanked all City Police Stations from Vitali to Labuan and City Proper, the Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD), K-9 Units, Zamboanga City Public Safety Company, Philippine Army, Special Action Force, Regional Police Safety Battalion (RPSB), Philippine Coast GuSard, Bureau of Fire Protection, Task Group Zamboanga, Joint Task Force (JTF3) and all other units who took over patrol after midnight.

Mayor Climaco likewise extended gratitude to the public for their support and cooperation to the security measures implemented during the holiday season.

The authorities strictly enforced the ordinance 431 which bans the sale, display, manufacture and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in the city as well as executive order 160 which imposes a ban on the sale of pellet toy guns in the city.

All these laws were implemented to ensure public welfare and protection. — Sheila Covarrubias