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PIA Press Release

Tineg police station soon to be operational

by Maritess Beņas

BANGUED, Abra (8 February) -- At long last, the long-abandoned remote municipality of Tineg in upland Abra will soon enjoy the services of local government.

This was the realization of the residents of Tineg when they saw the sprouting radio antennas within the compound of the still unfinished municipal building in Sitio Bantay, Caganayan.

Abra Task Force Operations Officer P/Supt. Ernesto D. Gaab had directed the deployment of the combined elements of the 1st Company of the Regional Mobile Group-Cordillera, the PNP-Special Action Forces 22nd Company, and the 1601st Police Provincial Mobile Group to the municipality as initial step to bring back semblance of order and normalcy in Tineg.

It can be recalled that the warring political factions in the municipality have forged a peace pact during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting on October 19, 2007. The peace pact was a gentleman's covenant meant to and it was made clear to all the various political factions of Tineg, to forego political violence and instead join hands in facilitating the return of stability and governance in the municipality and eventually providing the long-denied government services for its people.

The peace pact signing was a result of a continuing dialogue between and among the concerned personalities in Tineg facilitated by PRO-COR Director Eugene G. Martin in response to the challenge posed by the result of the in-depth study conducted by then-Police Chief Supt. Jesus Ame Versoza, now the PNP's Deputy Chief for Administration, regarding the disheartening conditions of Tineg as the most-depressed municipality in Abra despite the fact that it is the biggest municipality with the highest share in the Internal Revenue Allotment among all the 27 municipalities of Abra.

The provincial government led by Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin likewise played a major role in the promotion of the campaign to bring back the government to the municipality of Tineg.

The establishment of a working police station in Brgy. Caganayan in Tineg, hopes to provide a breakthrough for the PNP to really fulfill their mandate to serve and protect the general welfare of the public. The challenge is likewise posed on the community residents because they have a stake to protect against the lawless elements who, would move heaven and earth to destroy the rebirth of peace and tranquility in the locality.

Observers noted that this is also an opportunity for Tineg local officials to prove their sincerity to be of service to their constituents who have put them in power. (PIA-Abra) [top]

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