Aklan one of most peaceful province in RP, says Aklan gov
by Venus G. Villanueva
Kalibo, Aklan (4 February) -- One of the things that Aklan is proud of is its peace and order situation, Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez revealed in his recent State of the Province Address (SOPA).
The peaceful situation was helped by the Philippine National Poice with its implementation oof Integrated Patrol System composed of the fixed, mobile and auxiliary components. To further enhance police visibility, barangay peacekeeping action teams have been maintained province-wide.
The crime volume of 2,508 incidents, according to the governor, is way lower than the national average. On illegal drugs, 20 positive operations were conducted in 2009 and 20 drug pushers/users were arrested.
Illegal gambling is also constantly and effectively controlled, which is also one reason of the lower crime rate.
Marquez thanked the Aklan Police Provincial Office, the 12th Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army for helping maintain Aklan's peace and order. (PIA) [top]