Capiz cops conduct symposium in schools
by A. Lumaque
Roxas City (27 September) -- A series of symposia was conducted by the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) in view of this year's observance of the Crime Prevention Week last September 1 to 7.
The CPPO records show that hundreds of public and private secondary students attended the symposia which focused on the campaign against illegal drugs and other criminal activities.
The government's continuing campaign on crime prevention was highlighted recently by the inauguration of the multimillion-peso surveillance and security camera system project in Iligan City.
In her message, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo congratulated Iligan City Mayor Lawrence Cruz and its city councilors for the realization of the P8.9 million project that would protect the civilian populace against the threat of lawlessness and terrorism.
The President then switched on the button for the official operation of the project, inspected the computer systems and took a look on the computer monitor showing the peace and order situation in all public markets, public plaza, shopping malls, churches, commercial/business establishments, among other areas where the 40 units of surveillance cameras were installed.
The new technology, she said, is really a big help for the PNP in protecting their communities.
She also inducted the 992 purok/zone presidents of the 42 barangays of the city and witnessed the pledge of loyalty and allegiance of some 2,000 civilian volunteer organizations (CVOs) to augment the ongoing anti-crime campaign. (PIA) [top]