Police Regional Retirees Association holds Anti-Terrorism Symposium in Muti Print
Monday, 25 September 2017 11:35

By  allen abastillas

The Police Regional Retirees Association, (PRRAI) Inc. of Zamboanga Peninsula headed by Police Retired Police Deputy Director General Sukarno “ Bong” Ikbala conducted an Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Lawlessness  Advocacy Symposium  to the hundreds of constituents  of  barangay Muti, Zamboanga City yesterday morning.

Ikbala was the former National Director of Philippine National Police  Salam Office in Camp Crame and also former Regional Director of the Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao based in Maguindanao.

According to Zamboanga City Police Retirees Association President Eduardo De Guzman, most of the participants during the whole-day symposium are farmers and fisher folks.

De Guzman said that Ikbala lectured the farmers and fisherfolks on the vital importance in helping the government combat and fight terrorism and lawlessness in the community level. He explained to the constituents of Muti that providing shelter and aid to criminals and lawless or bandit groups is against the law.

“Once a person give shelter and aid to criminals and lawless groups he or she shall be held liable by the government. In fact, if they are caught by the government law enforcers harboring or protecting criminals and lawless people they can be charged and held liable for conspiracy, accessory to crime, among others.

The residents of Barangay Muti are mostly engaged in fishing and farming.

The ZCPRAI president said that Muti barangay leaders and their constituents have expressed gratitude to them for choosing their barangay as recipient of the very significant symposium.

He added that the intend to conduct similar symposiums to the different selected barangays as their association believes that residents in the coastal barangays are the first line of defense of the government in the fight against terrorism and lawlessness.

“Getting the full support of the residents in the barangay level can greatly help the government defeat terrorism and lawlessness,” De Guzman pointed out. Allen Abastillas