Beng meets Yanga on peace and order PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:41

House Deputy Speaker and District I Representative Beng Climaco the other day met with Chief Supt. Mario Yanga, OIC City Police Director to get updates on the peace and security situation in the city specifically in the west coast area.

At the same time, Climaco sought to find out from Yanga the requirements of the City Police Office in terms of equipment and other facilities to enhance security and peace keeping efforts.

The situation in Barangay Recodo was one of the concerns tackled during the brief meeting between Climaco and the police officer. Recodo has been one of the areas of concern lately.

The District 1 representative said reaching out to the City Police Office is part of her initiatives to help address security issues confronting the city at present.

Representations are being made with the concerned agencies to include in the 2013 General Appropriations Act (GAA) all additional requirements of the City Police including the military’s Task Force Zamboanga.

In Manila early last week, Cong. Climaco met with the Chief of the Philippine National Police (CPNP) to discuss the immediate need to identify necessary mechanisms to place in the budget all requirements for law enforcement.

As far as congressional funds is concerned, the lady solon 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 Maj. Gen. 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.

Climaco will also initiate soon the creation of police volunteers in key barangays in the west coast to help law enforcers in peace keeping efforts.

Dubbed as the Salaam Police Volunteers, the group of volunteers will form part of the program to strengthen force multipliers. They are expected to provide additional reports to regular policemen assigned in the barangays. — Marvin Segura