PNP declares Antique jueteng-free, generally peaceful
San Jose, Antique (1 June) -- Antique remains peaceful and Jueting-free, reports PNP.
During the recent meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council, the PNP reported that there was a decline in criminal incident from January to May 2010 as compared to the same period last year. It has also sustained its campaign against illegal gambling and remained Jueting-free for the past years.
The PNP credits the Provincial leadership for its hard stance against jueting and also the support from the community.
Rosario F. Maza, Provincial Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government acknowledged the stakeholders for their support to achieve the Council's programs on peace and order.
Maza also mentioned the untiring support of Governor Salvacion Z. Perez as chairperson of PPOC for the past nine years that made the council won various awards in the local and national search for best PPOC.
PSSupt. Ruperto T. Floro, Jr. Provincial Director of PNP also expressed gratitude to the Provincial government for the financial support it provided to the Antique Police Provincial Office that helped a lot in the accomplishment of the goals of the PNP as the protector of the people.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Army also reported that the province remained free from local terrorist although in some areas they have established their detachment with the help of the CAFGUs. This is to ensure that communities are protected from any form of atrocities. Aside from combat operations, the Army teams are also doing medical and dental consultation especially in areas with armed conflict.
The meeting was capped with the presentation of the draft Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan 2010. (PIA6) [top]