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Capiz dads laud Roxas City police on latest award

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (13 February) -- The Capiz Sangguniang Panlalawigan members are among the well-wishers of the Roxas City Police Station (RCPS) which had been adjudged recently as the Best Component City Police Station in Western Visayas for 2007.

The admiration was embodied in a resolution passed by Capiz SP member Rommel Lastimoso. He chairs the SP Committee on Peace and Order and Police Matters.

RCPS Chief C/Insp. Leo Batiles received the citation during the awarding ceremony by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 last month in line with the Philippine National Police (PNP) anniversary celebration.

The award was also achieved by RCPS in 2006 and consequently cited at the national level as the best police station among component cities category.

During the PNP's 17th anniversary celebration at Camp Crame in Quezon City, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lauded the gallant men and women of the PNP for their bravery and selfless dedication to duty, law enforcement and preservation of the country's democratic ideals and institutions.

"We have been meeting with success in the fight to put an end to the legacy of (crime) and political violence," the President said.

"With the priority you have given to that legacy, we will continue to bring perpetrators to justice, jail criminals, and exhort the nation to leave its terrible legacy of political violence," she added.

In 2007, the PNP registered a 83 percent drop in political killings, a 7.42 percent decline in the total crime volume of 71,226 to 65,994; a 22 percent drop in street crimes, a 50 percent decrease in kidnap-for-ransom cases, and a 9 percent reduction in drug-related cases.

"For the period (2007), we posted a crime solution efficiency of 88.37 percent," said PNP Director General Avelino Razon Jr. (PIA) [top]

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