PIA Press Release
Tagalog News: "Pulis Ko Textmate Ko" Oplan Balik-Paaralan launched in La Union
By Jessie R. Valdez
To ensure safe and orderly return of pupils and students in schools and colleges in the city, Police Superintendent Rolly A Bersola, Acting City Chief of Police launched today, June 4 the “Pulis Ko, Textmate Ko” Oplan Balik Paaralan with its goal, “Together, Let us Make all School Campuses Safe.”
The launching of the program was done in three schools, two private high schools and one public high school namely : Christ the King, La Union National High School and Union Christian College, high school department while coordination with other school heads and presidents in other schools, colleges and universities are still on-going on.
In line with this oplan, several stickers were distributed and posted in all school premises and bulletin boards for the students and school staff to call on in case of emergency.
PSupt. Rolly Bersola -- (0918) 9273382 (Actg. Chief of Police)
PSINSP Marlon Paiste -- (0915) 6283325 (Operations Officer)
Fax/tel. no. -- (072) 888-69-10/11
To protect the students not only from criminals but also from traffic hazards, PSupt. Bersola came up with other measures by enhancing police visibility in schools by deploying police personnel in different schools for traffic assistance and to step up drive against criminality.
As part of the “Oplan Balik Paaralan” PNP Regional Office I under Regional Director Leopoldo Bataoil, also came up with a flyer on “Safety Tips for Students” which is also being distributed and widely disseminated in different schools throughout the region.
Safety tips include: on pedestrian, students were told not to walk during daytime/nighttime in dark streets alley & unsafe shortcuts, stay away from dark isolated places or vacant lots at night, not to walk between parked cars in parking lots and avoid waiting on uncertain places, avoid wearing expensive jewelries & carrying big amount of money when going to slum areas.
On commuter safety: passengers were advised not to extend their hands in the window when inside bus of jeepney, watches/jewelry might be snatched or hands might be injured, when riding in a cab, get name of the cab, plate number, & cab driver’s name, in visiting relatives or friends, call them 1st and tell them the estimated time of arrival. Make it a point to inform parents if going to other places. Do not ride without any female passenger especially during night time, don’t hitch ride with a person not familiar to you, avoid watching in movies in theaters alone and always carry a whistle in your bag or anything that can be use as an alarm or signal of danger.
On commercial areas: avoid buying goods in sidewalks to prevent pickpockets & hookers, don’t entertain any form of offer to buy jewelries, etc. from a stranger as well as don’t talk to strangers. (PIA La Union) [top]