Palace: Fighting Metro crimes need public cooperation

January 17, 2014 11:57 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 17 — Malacanang asked the public to help law enforcers maintain peace and order in Metro Manila in the midst of the rising number of victims falling prey to motorcycle-riding criminals.

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has instructed all its police units to conduct round-the-clock checkpoints to deter would-be criminals using motorbikes.

“Tulungan ninyo kami sa pagbabantay, siguraduhin po natin na magtutuluy-tuloy iyong kanilang (police) mga paggalaw,” said Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte in a press briefing in Malacanang on Friday.

And as a result of the recent crimes that happened in Quezon City, some police commanders were relieved from their posts because of their inability to address the problem, she said.

This is also a way of sending a message that the government is serious in addressing criminality in Metro Manila, Valte added.

NCRPO has ordered all district directors to form three teams for every city police office to man checkpoints in their areas of responsibility to intensify the anti-criminality campaign round-the-clock.

Policemen will tighten inspection on motorists boarding motorcycles.

Most crimes happening in Metro Manila recently and in the provinces were perpetrated by motorcycle-riding armed men, which the government said alarming. (PNA)

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