doubles up effort as election period starts
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE
CATBALOGAN CITY – Catbalogan
City police doubles up efforts in maintaining peace and order in
Samar’s capital city as election period started
Sunday, January 10,
In an interview with
Catbalogan City police Chief Superintendent Joseph N. Pensotes, he
said that they have established two checkpoints on Sunday, in Barangay
Silanga and Barangay Socorro.
He also added that
they have operations like Operation Kapkap on Sunday night though it
yielded only bladed weapons.
Pensotes said will be done in areas where the
PNP thinks is necessary.
Further, his men said
Pensotes,”are ready and on call for 24 hours.”
As to the checkpoints,
Pensotes maintained that no bodily search will be done, it shall be
that the police will be on the look-out for dubious personalities in
“The city of
Catbalogan is not listed as an area of concern, but just the same, my
men are on alert and ready for any eventuality,” said the chief who
replaced Supt. Ramil Ramirez not so long ago yet.
projects a peaceful and orderly city albeit with the usual drunkenness
and petty crimes perpetrated by minors that are readily resolved in
Pensotes urged his
‘kababayans’ not to indulge in heated discussions as to the merits of
their candidates but to remain calm in political discussions.
Finally, the chief of
police of the capital city of
Samar assured the city populace of the commitment of his men
to maintain peace and order this election period and even beyond their
call of duty. (PIA-Samar)