Local exec, police lay new security plan
Ilagan, Isabela (25 June) -- The local chief executive here and the newly installed police station commander have recently discussed new security plans to be implemented in Isabela's capital town.
Mayor Jose Marie L. Diaz and P/Supt Baltazar Israel met last week (June 24) together with barangay officials to plan a new strategy to strengthen peace and order and to introduce a system to enforce local and national laws.
There were suggestions from barangay captains to establish additional Pulisya Ti Umili (PTU) in far flung barangays to maintain peace and order and there will be an immediate response team from the PNP whenever there are criminal activities happening in remote and hard to reach villages.
The town of Ilagan has the most number of barangays in the entire province with 91 of them categorized as urban (within the poblacion) and rural (forest region).
There are existing two PTUs in Ilagan that is located within the poblacion and none in the rural areas.
It was suggested by the barangay executives that the PNP Ilagan Police Station shall put up a PTU in San Antonio and Santa Isabela, where both are located far from the poblacion.
Mayor Diaz and P/Supt. Israel said that they will study the possibility of such proposals considering financial and manpower components but hinted that they might prioritize such security concern of rural folks.
The proposal is to prevent untoward incidents because of the presence of policemen in addition to the barangay tanods that are being dispatched in every barangay. (PIA Isabela) [top]