ANGELES CITY – Vice Mayor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno recently convened this city’s Peace and Order Council with all frontline government agencies concerned with public security and safety.
The council meeting held on February 1 at the Office of the City Mayor was intended for the reporting of updates on apprehensions, law enforcement, issues and solutions and future plans on sectors concerning public orderliness and illegal drugs.
The Angeles City Police Office (ACPO) presented a data which showed a decrease in the city’s total crime volume for the year 2017 compared to the year 2016. The report displayed a significant drop of 25% on the city’s crime rate .
A report from the Women and Children Protection’s Desk (WCPD) demonstrated an incident volume drop from 11 cases per month to 2 incidents as of January 2018.
Police City Director Enrico Vargas said that the ACPO plans to intensify its Patrol Deployment Plan to address motorcycle- riding crimes. He furthered that the ACPO is also prepared to recommence the Tokhang activities which follows the modified operational guidelines.
Vargas also reported about the peaceful observance of the New Year celebration with the local police taking the frontline in implementing Ligtas Paskuhan 2018.
“For the first time, no incidents related to stray bullets and indiscriminate firing was reported. Only minor injuries were reported to the ACPO,” the city chief of police said during the assembly.
Meanwhile, the Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ACADAC) presented its accomplishment report. ACADAC exhibited their existing programs and the actual data on the number of attendees as it implements various symposia as well as information and educational campaign.
The ACADAC also conducted recently a random drug testing to all city government employees. and treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents.
On the other hand, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has conducted a series of 40 hours Fire Brigade Training in 20 participating barangays which is part of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plan for 2017 to 2019.
This training is in compliance with City Resolution 7648, S. 2016 requesting all barangay councils in Angeles City to create their own Barangay Fire Brigade.
The fire bureau also reported that the San Nicolas Fire Sub-Station located along Henson Avenue is under construction. The project is part of the BFP’s goal to establish fire stations in all LGUs with the provision of the required lot area.
BFP plans to build another sub-station in Barangay Balibago to strengthen fire suppression and emergency response of the Angeles City Fire Station.
For his part, Vice Mayor Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno vowed the aid of the Sangguniang Panlungsod in keeping and maintaining the steady peace and order situation in the city.
“The city council will continue in creating ordinances and resolutions that will support all the plans and programs of the peace and order council that will secure the safety in our city and the welfare of our people,” the Vice Mayor said.