PNP beefs up
Catbalogan police force for Christmas holidays
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE, PIA
December 16, 2011
CATBALOGAN CITY –
Augmentation forces for the Catbalogan police will soon be arriving
for the Christmas holidays.
This was the gist of
the statement given by Police Superintendent Avelino Doncillo in an
interview with PIA-Samar, Thursday.
“First, some 32 PNP
elements were downloaded to Catbalogan, then another 35
PNP recruits undergoing field training will be dispatched
very soon to increase our police visibility,” said the Catbalogan
He added that the
policemen will be deployed in crowded areas in downtown Catbalogan.
It will be recalled
that during the Pacquiao-Marquez fight, in broad daylight three
hold-up men stormed LBC and carted away more than half a million pesos
cash, however, the police claimed charges have been filed against the
offenders identified through the CCTV cameras.
Aside from police
visibility, Doncillo said he will coordinate with the Samar police
provincial office fires and explosive unit for them to disseminate
information on air about their operations to regulate the selling of
Later, they will
inspect the firecrackers stalls and extend the full force of the law
if there will be violators.
“The Letter of
Instruction (re Firecrackers) has long been there, all we need is to
review this, remind the firecracker business community to make sure
that those they sell are allowed by law,” Doncillo explained.
“I wish that
Catbaloganons will have a safe Christmas and it can be done if they
will also support the police, obey the laws, ordinances and provide
bits and pieces of information if needed,” added Doncillo.
The challenge to
secure half a million Catbaloganons and even more from nearby
municipalities doing shopping in this commercial area has fallen on
this PNP officer and his men.