Various law enforcement agencies and the 30 Punong Barangays were convened by Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores Monday afternoon to harmonize all peace and order plans, programs and activities to combat criminality in the city.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo noted that crime incidents dropped significantly from 1, 329 from June to December 2019 to just 468 incidents or by almost 65% in the same period in 2020.
Present during the meeting are City Councilors Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Michael Bandal, Lilani Ramon, Edgar Lentorio Jr. and SK Federation President Renz Macion to participate in the discussion on how to enhance the fight against crimes, the road clearing operations, local health protocols and other peace and order concerns.
Meanwhile, Mayor Remollo commended Retired Police General Rey Lyndon Lawas for accepting the challenge to help in the anti-crime campaign in his home city.
Mayor Remollo recalls that the then young Police Major Lawas served as the City’s Chief-of-Police during his first stint as Mayor of Dumaguete and forged an excellent working relationship with the police officer, who as expected rose through the ranks before retiring as a Police General.
Amores, Chairperson of the Committee on Peace and Order in the City Council, also invited the OIC of the City PNP Lt. Col. Judy Mar Bonilla, City Fire Marshal Sr. Inspector Heidi Virtudes, Gilbert Ablong of the Traffic Management Office, PO3 Jerome Nochefranca of the Provincial Highway Patrol Team and Eduardo Oira of the Special Enforcement Unit.