Beng tenders testimonial dinner for Casimiro PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 January 2016 13:23

by VIC LARATO

On behalf of the city government of Zamboanga, Mayor Beng tendered a testimonial dinner for outgoing city police director Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro at Ateneo de Zamboanga University campus Tuesday.

During the dinner, the chief executive also presented to Casimiro a certification of recognition for his invaluable service as chief of the Zamboanga City Police Office for two years.

Specifically, Climaco expressed her thanks and gratitude to Supt. Casimiro under whose leadership the local police were able to lower last year (2015) the crime volume by 22.41%, the index crimes by 25.35%, and the non-index crimes by 19.22%.

She also emphasized that Casimiro’s outstanding performance as city police director resulted in the significant reduction in the number of crimes against persons by 27.76%, crimes against property by 23.04%.

Above all, she declared the police force performed better last year with increased crime solution efficiency by 3.478% and crime clearance efficiency by 4.14%.

Likewise, Climaco reiterated her administration had doubled its investment in the city’s peace and order program—from 2013 to 2015, the allocation reached P595.316 million, the highest ever invested by any administration.

For his part, Casimiro thanked foremost the Police Regional Office for the trust and the assistance extended to him in the city police office, stressing that “the challenges were too high but we were able to surmount them dahil po sa tulong ninyo.”

Then, he thanked the local government unit under Mayor Climaco, the City Council and other city officials for giving all the support that the police could ever ask for.

He also expressed his appreciation to the Ateneo community led by Fr. Karel San Juan with whom he found a confidant in his few months’ assignment, especially in finding out the people’s feedbacks and confidence on the local police.

This, Casimiro said, led to the conduct of a survey by the Ateneo.

“I expected the worst result but the result was otherwise, the people of Zamboanga gave the police a passing rate, out of 6 we got an average of 4.58, and that became the starting point of our performance,” — Vic Larato

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