Yanga reiterates call for public support PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:00

OIC City Police Director Chief Supt. Mario Yanga has underscored the need for continuous community support to anti-crime efforts, as he reiterated his call for people to help law enforcement authorities in addressing problems on criminality.

While the number of shooting incidents has greatly reduced the past days, Gen. Yanga said the police are still trying to muster adequate support from the community.

“The support of the community spearheaded by the mayor is very vital, so we have seen the efforts of the mayor and now it is the turn of the community to rally behind the leadership of Mayor Lobregat and support the police in order for us to totally address this problem especially on shooting incidents,” Yanga said in an interview after the city government turned over to him 7 complete set of computer units for the PNP’s E-blotter program Tuesday morning.

According to Yanga, there have been breakthroughs in the anti-crime efforts following the series of raids conducted in barangay Recodo. “There is an improvement in as far as peace and order is concerned in Recodo and with the dismantling of the Alih drug group”.

Yanga declared that crime incidents have greatly reduced in Recodo as well as in the nearby barangays because of the breakthroughs in the anti-crime campaign undertaken jointly by the local police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

“So we hope to experience better peace and order condition with the implementation of other plans similar to Recodo but this time it will be here within the periphery of the city proper”, the police OIC director declared.

He added that the support and cooperation of all people is a must. — Sheila Covarrubias