Sec. Mar Roxas at the blessing and turnover of patrol jeeps to
all 23 Samar municipalities. Also in photo are Samar Governor
Sharee Ann Tan and Vice Governor Dingdong Avanzado of Siquijor.
Avanzado has roots in Samar.
DILG Secretary Roxas
leads turnover of patrol jeeps; holds dialog on EV peace situation
By MYLES JOSEPH E. COLASITO
May 28, 2015
CATBALOGAN CITY - All
twenty-three (23) towns in Samar province will now have new police
patrol jeeps to help curb criminality and assist in disaster response
operations. This, as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
Mar Roxas will distribute brand new units of multi-role patrol jeeps
today, May 28, 2015 in simple rites at the Provincial Capitol in
The jeeps will help the police boost peace efforts by enabling it to
reach even the remote barangays. These are part of the first tranche
of the 1,470 brand new patrol jeep units procured by the PNP, which
will be distributed nationwide under the PNP mobilization program.
“Sa ilalim ng Daang Matuwid na polisiya ng administrasyon, lahat ay
magkakaroon ng isangpatrol jeep. Sino ka man, nasaan ka man, hindi ka
pababayaan, walang maiiwan,at hindi ko kayo kalilimutan,” Secretary
The procurement of new patrol jeeps is part of DILG’s efforts to curb
criminality in areas outside Metro Manila, following the success of
Oplan Lambat-Sibat: a deliberate (hindi bara-bara, hindi
patsamba-tsamba), programmatic (hindi kanya-kanya, hindi patse-patse),
and sustained (hindi ningas-cogon, hindi photo-opp lang) approach.
After the turnover, Secretary Roxas will meet with the Joint Regional
Peace and Security Council in Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City for peace
and order assessment and consultation. The DILG Secretary will also
attend the closing program of the Youth Leaders Training on Disaster
Risk Reduction at the Samar Provincial Capitol in the afternoon.
This activity also called the Operation Listo Wemboree, aims to
involve the youth in making communities disaster resilient. DILG as
the agency tasked under Republic Act10121 as Vice Chair for Disaster
Preparedness, has strengthened the capacities of local governments
In Eastern Visayas, Regional Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. said the
agency is in the thick of popularizing the Listo disaster warning
system; conduct of training and various forms of technical assistance,
and preparation of the Disaster Preparedness Audit, among others.