Beng mulls creation of police volunteers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:55

House Deputy Speaker and District 1 Congresswoman Beng Climaco will initiate the creation of police volunteers in key barangays in the west coast to help law enforcers in peace keeping efforts as one of the various measures intended to help address security issues in the city.

This is in addition to representations that the lady              solon has made with the Chief of the Philippine National Police (CPNP) on the immediate need to identify necessary mechanisms to place in the budget all requirements for law enforcement.

As far as Congressional funds is concerned, Congresswoman Climaco said, she is also bent on looking at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) menu to augment the needs or requirements of the police, particularly the Zamboanga City Police Office.

Representations have also been made with the Secretary of National Defense, Western Mindanao Command Chief MGen. Noel Coballes and heads of military sector to find ways and means on how to augment and supplement the requirements of the Task Force Zamboanga.

She said all requirements should be institutionalized so that the funding can be already included in the next budget. In this case, she said, the police and the Task Force Zamboanga will no longer seek supplemental budget for their requirements.

Come June, according to Cong. Climaco, the barangays in District I will have institutionalized communication equipment in line with the strengthening of the Barangay Enhancement Network Group program.

On the other hand, the Salaam Police Volunteers will form part of the program to strengthen force multipliers to help step up security measures in the barangays.

The police volunteers are expected to provide additional reports to regular policemen assigned in the barangays. “Peace keeping will be everybody’s effort,” Cong. Climaco said.

Climaco added that peace and security has to be everybody’s concern, thus, every citizen of the city should contribute in whatever way they can to help and support the police and military authorities in keeping peace. — Marvin Segura