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Gangs are dangerous - PNP

By Rose B. Palacio

Davao City (7 October) -- Gangs in Davao City are becoming more dangerous as methods of defending themselves against their rivals are getting more sophisticated.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) have confirmed the existence of gangsteerism in the city but police authorities are containing this, said Sta. Ana police precinct commander Major Leonardo Felonia.

Gangs are becoming more sophisticated because they are using sumpak which really looks like real gunsIt could kill you. Song gangs also armed with Indian pana and bladed weapons aside from sumpak.

Sumpak is the local term for a single shot, home made improvised gun. Gangs before, like the warring Sigue-Sigue sputnik and Sigue-Sigue commando first used the sumpak during the gang wars in the 70's and 80's.

"The PNP in my area of jurisdiction along Sta. Ana, right now is strengthening the implementation of the city's curfew ordinance," Major Felonia said.

I think there is a need for the city or the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) to make a comprehensive study on gangsteerism to help the legislative body identify various problems among the youth sector, Major Felonia said.

The comprehensive study might help our city officials to come up with solutions and policies in addressing the anti-social phenomenon which has become a contributory factor in the crime rate, he said.

The study would include the names of gangs, their membership, their activities and the reasons for their behavior, he added. Statistical data are needed to back up government policies regarding minors, he further said.

Major Felonia said, gangsteerism should be the concern of everybody to prevent the surge of juvenile delinquency in the city. (PIA) [top]

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