"Kabahagi tayong lahat ng isang lipunan, republika, at pamahalaan." -
Secretary Roxas at the turn-over of the 23 new PNP patrol jeeps
Roxas: Patrol jeeps will
help address insurgency issues in Samar towns
May 29, 2015
– Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas is certain
that the 23 brand new patrol jeeps turned over to all municipalities
in Samar on Thursday (May 28) will not just help the province in times
of disaster, but will definitely reinforce the counter-insurgency
operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the area.
"Matindi ang pangangailangan ng internal security operations dito.
Maraming insidente kasama ang NPA (New People's Army) sa buong island
ng Samar. Tinutugunan natin ito para makapagresponde, para
makapagpatrolya, at sakaling mangyari man ay mahahanap at mahahabol
nila ang mga salarin na ito," Roxas stressed during the turn-over of
vehicle units in Catbalogan, Samar on Thursday.
With the new patrol jeep units, Roxas assured Samar residents that the
PNP can deliver support to troops from the Armed Forces of the
Philippines (AFP), the frontliners who are tasked to neutralize
internal security threats.
The peace and security situation of the province in Samar also urged
Roxas to discuss operative solutions with Samar Governor Sharee Ann
Tan, Police Regional Director Asher Dolina, 8th Infantry Division
Commander Gen. Jet Velarmino, Calbayog City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino, and
Catbalogan City Mayor Stephanie Tan.
Roxas also told local government and police officials that the new
patrol jeeps are results of inclusive growth and that the government
has never left their side.
"Tignan natin ito hindi lang bilang patrol jeep pero bilang isang
simbolo na kabahagi tayong lahat ng isang lipunan, republika, at
pamahalaan na hindi kayo kinakalimutan," Roxas said.
Samar is the first province to receive brand new multi-role patrol
vehicle units in Eastern Visayas, as a complementary part of OPLAN
Lambat-Sibat, an intensified anti-crime campaign that employs a
deliberate, programmatic, and sustained approach initiated by Roxas.
He reiterated the importance of addressing issues in peace and order,
not only for society in general, but more importantly, for the
"Sinisiguro natin ang kaligtasan ng mga kababayan natin.
Napakapersonal ng krimen para sa mga biktima nito at inaasahan talaga
nila ang kanilang pamahalaan. Wala naman silang matatakbuhang iba,"