Beng distributes radios to 14 brgys for security PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 11:12

For faster communication and mobility in times of crisis and security problem, Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday distributed handheld radio sets initially to 14 barangays, including the island villages.

The initial recipients of the handheld radio sets are barangays in District 1 and island villages of District 2, where peace and order situation is volatile considering their distance from the city proper.

The barangays received five radio sets each during the distribution at the City Hall conference room in the presence of Executive Assistant on Barangay Affairs Mario Roca and a representative from the Zamboanga City Police Office.

The recipients are barangays Labuan, Patalon, Sinubong, Pamucutan, La Paz and Limpapa in the east coast, and the 8 island barangays of Landang Laum, Landang Gua, Tumalutab, Tigtabon, Pangapuyan, Pasilmanta, Manalipa and Busay.

Mayor Climaco said the distribution of handheld radios to the barangays is in line with her administration’s priority on security, by capacitating the barangay officials in terms of communication and mobility.

She expressed hope that with the radios the barangay officials will become more proactive in responding to security problems in their areas, by relaying correct and verified information to the authorities the fastest time possible.

The lady chief executive stressed the city government is doing its level best in addressing the spate of shooting incidents and the kidnapping of teacher Cathy May Casipong, but added the city needs the cooperation of everybody, the barangay officials especially, to prevent repetition of incidents.

Thus, she believed that by capacitating the barangay officials into being proactive the problems can be solved.

She also announced that the alleged abduction victim at a mall the other day has already been released and reunited with her husband in Pagadian City.

To the island barangay officials, the mayor urged them to make sure they protect their own areas and preserve their natural resources, and clean environment. — Vic Larato