Zampen was peaceful while Pacman fights Rios in Macau PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:45

The Zamboanga Peninsula region was tranquil and peaceful while Manny Pacquiao was punishing Brandon Rios with his left-right combination in Venetia Hotel, Macau yesterday.
In a report to  Supt.Severino B. Agustin HPG-9 chief, Zamboanga del Sur HPG 9 Provincial Team chief Sr. Insp. Dexter Diones 9 said the peninsula highways were almost deserted as people were glued to the TV screen and watching 38-year-old Pacquiao made a comeback in a unanimous decision win against the much younger Rios.
Diones said moving motorvehicles in his area of jurisdiction was very few.
People are watching the fight in cable television under pay per view with free lunch. Many also are in drinking session with their families and friends watching the bout,” Diones said.
He said his operatives have reported zero crime yesterday.
The same thing in Zamboanga del Norte where the HPG team reported silence in the streets during the fight.
Insp. Jonnard Tolorio, chief, HPG Zamboanga Sibugay Team, disclosed that during the fight, there were zero motorvehicles in the streets.
Supt. Agustin said the Pacquiao-Rios fight as in other Pacquiao fights is a phenomenon.
“Pacquiao has strong charisma  and like a magnet because even  lawless elements, rebels and carnappers take time to watch his fights,” Agustin said.
“ We know that when Pacquiao fights in the ring, there is always zero crime, but under my command we are always on red alert and vigilant to ensure the safety and security of the people in coordination with other law enforcement agenies,” Agustin said. — Allen Abastillas