Beng orders PNP: Ensure MNLF will not disturb peace PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 January 2016 13:55

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed police and military authorities to closely monitor the entry of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members to Zamboanga City, identify them and escort them out to where they intend to go and ensure no disruption in the city’s peace and order situation.

This, following reports that MNLF members from the nearby provinces are coming to Zamboanga enroute to Indanan, Sulu where they will have the National Parliamentarian meeting from January 8-16.

The mayor is firm in her instruction to the authorities to ensure that the MNLF members will not disturb the peace in Zamboanga.

As this developed, City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro said police forces and elements from the Task Force Zamboanga are on the lookout for MNLF members in all entry and exit points of the city. The 40 MNLF members (from Saranggani Province) intercepted in Talon-talon earlier today were profiled and escorted to the pier on their way to Sulu. Similar procedure will be followed for all other MNLF members entering the city.

The MNLF members are unarmed and not wearing uniforms.

Mayor Climaco, meanwhile, has urged residents to continue with their normal life and not to panic stressing that authorities are exhausting all efforts to safeguard the city and the people.

She likewise reiterated her call for continuous support and cooperation to all anti-crime and law enforcement efforts. — Sheila Covarrubias