Beng calls for vigilance, right info on terror threats PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 August 2013 13:25

Mayor Beng Climaco, who heads the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) has called on all constituents to exercise vigilance and to relay proper and timely information to authorities to help prevent atrocities including bombing incidents in the city.

This, in the wake of the deadly bomb attacks in Cagayan de Oro City on July 26 and Cotabato City on August 5. Another explosion from an improvised explosive devise rocked Midsayap in North  Cotabato yesterday dawn (August 7) but no one was killed or hurt during the blast.

“We appeal to all citizens of Zamboanga, at this time when two bombing incidents hit Cagayan and Cotabato,pabor dale todo el esfuerzo, suporta con el policia local na barangay y dale informacion aserca maga suspechao persona  y acto para puede kita privini maga incidente de bomba y otro atrocidad aqui na Ciudad,” the mayor appealed in chabacano.

All information can be relayed to the City Police office headed by OIC Director PSSupt. Jose Chiquito Malayo, through telephone numbers 991-5656 or to the nearest police station in the barangays.

Climaco on August 2 convened the CPOC to get updates on the current peace and order situation, progress of investigation on various shooting incidents and measures or steps being undertaken to maintain peace and security following the August26 explosion Cagayan de Oro where a Zamboangueño medical representative was one of the 8 fatalities.

The Task Force Zamboanga and the Police are working closely to monitor the situation to prevent bombings and incidents of atrocities in the city.

“The City Police Director and the TFZ chief met last night to discuss proper procedures to be done to prevent bombings, kidnappings and other forms of atrocities,” the mayor said but stressed that “as chief executive, we appeal to our people to exercise vigilance and ensure proper dissemination of information that could lead to early response and detection against atrocities in coordination with barangay officials and police personnel.” — Sheila Covarrubias