(Metro News) QC officials sees need for stronger bond with LGUs in fight vs crime

December 17, 2009 11:00 pm 

MANILA, Dec. 17 – Quezon City officials on Thursday said there is a need for a strong tactical bond between the local government units (LGUs) and the national government in averting criminality in depressed areas of Metro Manila.

QC Vice Mayor Herbert Bautista expressed fears on the rise of criminal acts primarily due to the prevailing financial hardships, noting that the unemployment rate and closure of small businesses are outpacing the government’s efforts to enforce measures to lessen the impact of the economic difficulties.

To minimize lawlessness, Bautista said constant coordination between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the LGU was vital ,underscoring that police visibility was a great equalizing factor against criminal incidents.

In the event that lawlessness is carried out, Bautista said mobile police patrol units manning the streets of the metropolis would likely apprehend the eluding culprits.

Bautista said government authorities had to resolve immediately the economic woes in the country to put an end to the sufferings of the public, especially those classified as urban poor. (PNA)RMA/JCA

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