Lamitan Mayor Furigay thanks Rep. Saliman Print
Friday, 12 February 2016 12:05

By Allen Abastillas


Lamitan City Mayor Rose U. Furigay on Wednesday thanked  Congressman Jim Hataman-Saliman for his positive assessment of the city towards progress and development.

Saliman said under the Furigay leadership, Lamitan is well managed and infrastructure projects are in place.

The congressman said that with all the developments in the city, investors are expected to come, adding with a suggestion that local leaders should focus also on security for the city and the people because there are outsiders bringing trouble to the city.

Furigay said with the partnership of  Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, they are currently working for a security marshall plan for Lamitan.

“ We have already put up some CCTVcameras  in some strategic areas of the city. We will add more so that we can monitor the movements of people coming into the city,” Furigay said

She said security measures should be adopted in the city because Land Bank of Philippines will soon put up a branch. The city at present has UCPB and Rural Bank.

“We need to secure our people and commercial district,” Furigay stressed.

She commended the City Chief of Police Sr. Insp. Gean O. Gallardo,the  Special Action Force and the military for doing their  job well and neutralizing top drug pushers.

Furigay seeks to make Lamitan a drug-free city.

Meanwhile, Sr. Insp. Gallardo disclosed  that most of the drug pushers in the city come from outside towns.

Two of the most notorious drug pushers armed with high powered firearms were already neutralized recently.

“Mobile na po sila ngayon sa pag pu-push ng droga. Nag transfer po sila from one place to the other. Pasalamat po ako sa mga tao sa mga tulong nila na mga information na may drug pusher sa area nila. Dahil sa tulong ng mga tao nahuhuli namin ang pushers,” Gallardo said. — Allen Abastillas