ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan.27 (PIA) - In the light of the EDSA bus blast that claimed five lives and wounded a dozen, peace-keeping authorities here forged a pact to secure the Zamboanga Peninsula from such trouble.
Newly assigned Philippine National Police (PNP) regional director, P/Chief Supt. Elpidio Z. de Asis Jr., said the PNP, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Zamboanga City Task Force (ZCTF) agreed to work together through a Joint Security Coordinating Center.
This means that peacekeeping and security forces in the entire region will move as a team, with coordinative activities considered at the fore of operations.
“Key cities, major and vital installations, places frequented by people like malls, churches, plazas, and bay walks” are “areas where police patrols are beefed-up and security measures are heightened, ” Asis explained.
Considering the importance of the community’s participation in curving criminality and lawlessness, de Asis urged Zampen residents to be of help to the AFP, PNP, and the ZCTF by simply taking few of their time to report to the nearest authorities in their area any suspicious persons or activities taking place. (PIA9/Zbga City/N.B.Edaga)