Davao mayor orders tight security for holiday season

Subscribe Now November 16, 2016 at 09:05am

The Davao City Peace and Order Council conducted its first meeting on Tuesday, November 15, at the Grand Men Seng Hotel during which the new council took their oath of office as well. After the meeting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said the city remains to be at red alert after the September 2 bombing.

WITH the approaching holiday season where thousands of people are expected to flock in public places, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio urged the law enforcers to maintain the tight security of the city to prevent the surge of crime incidents.

In the first City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) meeting Monday, November 15, at Grand Men Seng Hotel, the city mayor reminded the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) to ensure the peace and order of the city during the Christmas season.

“I’ll just reiterate my advice to you during our meeting in the Davao City's Public Safety and Security Command Center to suppress crimes starting today,” Duterte-Carpio said.

Crimes include pickpocketing, robberies, theft and motornapping, which are prevalent during this season particularly in areas of convergence.

“Suppress your street crimes so that when season of December arrives where money is free flowing in the city, we could lessen the incidents,” Duterte-Carpio said.

Crime incidents increase when Christmas season draws near, thus, the city mayor has been closely coordinating with the CPOC to maintain the alert status and be heedful in addressing this concern.

“I give them guidance also to plan for the Christmas season because by history, Christmas season, there is an increase of petty and street crimes and there is an alert of terrorism and this is the time where people usually converge,” Duterte-Carpio said.

Duterte-Carpio also commended the efforts of law enforcers and hoped that they will further exert effort to reduce the crime incidence in Davao particularly the petty crimes and street crimes which are the common complaint of residents.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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