Malacañang pleased with rising public trust on government efforts to fight criminality

October 10, 2014 9:57 am 

MANILA, Oct. 9 — The Palace said Thursday it is pleased with the steady increase in public trust on government efforts to combat criminality, as shown in a recent Pulse Asia survey.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. attributed the rise in public trust to the new crime reporting system the Philippine National Police (PNP) is implementing.

“Dapat siguro nating ikalugod kung nakikita natin na nagbubunga ang pagsisikap ng ating pambansang kapulisan na mahikayat o mahimok ang partisipasyon ng ating mga mamamayan,” Coloma told reporters during a press briefing in Malacañang.

“Naipunto na rin naman ito ni (Interior and Local Government) Secretary (Manuel) Roxas (II) at ni (PNP Chief) General (Alan) Purisima, na nag-institute tayo ng mas bago o mas modernong paraan ng reporting of crimes, na dahil dito ay dumami talaga ‘yung impormasyon ng pagre-report ng crime. Hindi ito tulad ng dati na tila pinagtatakpan ito doon sa level ng presinto,” he explained.

In Pulse Asia’s September 2014 Ulat ng Bayan survey, conducted from September 8 to 15, respondents rated the government’s effort in fighting criminality at 25 percent.

The figure showed a steady increase from 17 percent on September 13 last year; 20 percent on December 13 last year; and 23 percent on March 14 this year. It dropped to 20 percent last June 14.

Coloma noted that with the new reporting system, the government could now gauge criminality to address it properly.

“Kapag naire-report ay magkakaroon ng batayan kung paano ito babawasan, at kung mare-report ay matutunton din kung sino ang mga maaaring nagsagawa ng krimen at pwede silang panagutin,” he said.

He noted that it inspires the government to know that the people appreciate its efforts to stem criminality in the country.

“Nagsisilbing ispirasyon tuwing magkakaroon ng feedback na kinikilala ng mga mamamayan ang pagsisikap ng pamahalaan, at patuloy din nating hinihimok ang ating mga kababayan na lumahok sa kampanya laban sa krimen at laban sa korapsyon,” Coloma said. (PNA)

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