Two Aklan towns to get new patrol cars
by Venus G. Villanueva
Kalibo, Aklan (10 February) -- Aklan's two municipalities, Batan and Madalag, will be have new patrol cars from the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The announcement was made by Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) Provincial Director Epifanio A. Bragais Jr. during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting held recently at the GCLC Tourism and Training Center in Old Buswang, Kalibo.
Other municipalities which have no patrol cars were assured to have theirs this year by PSSupt. Bragais.
The PPOC meeting was the first held for the year by the province, which was reorganized February 8 of this year by Governor Carlito S. Marquez through Executive Order No. 005.
APPO reported on Aklan's Peace and Order Situation while the Philippine Army reported on Internal Security Operation (ISO).
According to the APPO, Aklan's total crime volume for 2009 was 2,301; 1,093 of which are index crimes and 1,208 non index. Most prevalent are physical injuries and theft committed mostly in Kalibo, Aklan's capital town, and in Boracay Island.
A briefing on Child and Women Situation in Aklan and the newly approved "Aklan Children's Code" was also given by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO). (PIA) [top]