Members of the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) have convened today for their 17th MAC meeting to further strengthen LGU-Camalig’s drive towards lasting peace and order, public safety, and local development.
As shared by personnel under the Camalig Municipal Police Station, key highlights during the meeting were updates regarding the town’s peace and order situation, developing practices and plans and programs of the Philippine National Police (PNP), crime statistics, and the implementation of the PNP PATROL Plan 2030 – a comprehensive initiative devised to enhance law enforcement systems.
To promote good relations between the government and the communities, PNP remains active in their “Katok” program – one of PNP’s best practices aimed to support indigent families through regular provision of welfare packs.
Camalig MPS further reiterated that the municipality’s current peace and order situation is classified to be in “Normal” state as crime occurrences in the town remain minimal due to the intensive conduct of police presence, anti-criminality operations, and other public security interventions.
Said unit also cited operational accomplishments including full adherence
to RA 9165 or “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” through buy-bust operations and drug-related dialogues, apprehension of persons involved in illegal logging, conduct of “Oplan Katok” – house-to-house visitation and management of civilians in possession of expired firearms (a total of 4 surrendered firearms are in police custody to date), and continuous “Oplan Manhunt Charlie” campaigns which led to the apprehension of 14 persons with arrest warrants for the period from January to March 2021.
Camalig MPS also eyes to provide probatons to barangay police officers as augmentation to the peace and order operations in the grassroots level – the barangay police officers are also set to undergo training on the use of said defensive tool.
In relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and control initiatives, the MAC has been instrumental in the provision of face masks/shields, sanitizing alcohol, food packs, seedlings, and other assistance to frontliners.
Camalig Local Chief Executive, Hon. Carlos Irwin G. Baldo, Jr. likewise directed Camalig MPS to mobilize police personnel especially in the town’s commercial district to maximize public safety and ensure compliance with the minimum public health standards and Executive Order No. 07-2021.
The MAC is scheduled to convene again for its 18th meeting on the 2nd quarter of 2021 to report further accomplishments and formulate additional intervention priorities for the Camaligueño constituency.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO