Police launch ‘Implan Clean Riders’ in Bataan

March 6, 2012 10:28 am 

BALANGA CITY,Bataan, March 6 — Police on Monday launched in the province “Implementation Plan Clean Riders” to lessen if not totally eradicate the commission of crimes involving the use of motorcycles.

“Implan Clean Riders” was launched by the Provincial Police Intelligence Branch (PIIB) at Camp Tolentino here as attended by officials of motorcycle riders’ organizations, barangay and municipal leaders and chiefs of police from the province's 11 towns and one city.

Supt. Mario Ramos, PIIB chief, said offenses involving motorcycle-riding suspects or criminals in the country have become disturbing and have to be addressed.

In Bataan for year 2011, 20 crimes were committed by motorcycle-riding suspects with eight murder and 12 robbery cases.

“If not stopped, this will affect the business climate in the community,” Ramos said.

Sr. Supt. Ricardo Zapata, Bataan police director, said police are thinking of the welfare of citizens in the launching of the project.

This is to ensure the welfare of the citizenry and law-abiding motorcycle riders, Zapata said.

He asked media not to use the term riding in tandem in reporting crimes about motorcycle riders but instead motorcycle-riding suspects or criminals.

He called on all sectors to assist the police in the project while directing the town police chiefs to implement the plan vigorously.

Gilbert Izon, secretary of Bataan Eagle Motorcycle Club, described the police plan as good.

It might lessen the carnapping of motorcycle because the real owners are identified, Izon said. The organization has 50 active members.

Under the plan, “Checkpoint Oplan Sita” will continue but more rigid.

All motorcycle owners are required to apply for stickers and identification cards from the police. (PNA)

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