Police sa Barangay installed in Tubigon Town
By: Reyna Omictin
Tubigon, – Philippine National Police (PNP) Tubigon in partnership with the Association of the Barangay Captains (ABC) and the Local Government Unit of Tubigon launched the “Synchronized Launching Activities of Police sa Barangay.”
“As the PNP continues to improve the quality of service in the organization, PNP Chief Police Director General Nicanor A Bartolome issued action priorities in accordance in his 10 point action plan to establish a professional and high quality police service that benefits the welfare of police personnel and the public, “according to a statement released by PNP Public Information Office.
The Full implementation of deployment of 1 police officer for every barangay aims to provide police services on 24/7 basis, thus serving as the focal person of PNP to the Barangay in a way of maintaining peace an order. This, according to PSUPT Jovito Atanacio of PNP-Bohol, is in line with Bartolome’s action plans in delivering “efficient services” to the public.
In Tubigon’s case, “17 police officers were distributed to the 34 barangays in the municipality to activate the Police Sa Barangay,” PO4 Dionisio Bunghanoy Coscos says. “Only 17 officers were disseminated since we require a PO2 rank and higher to qualify as such [police sa Barangay],” Coscos added.
The event was graced by the members of the PNP with the newly installed Chief of Police in the Mun. of Tubigon, P C/Insp. Ricardo Tero together with PSUPT. Jovito Atanacio, the ABC headed by ABC Pres. Hon. Annecita Middlemist, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer- Jogepons Ruloma and Municipal Mayor Hon. Mayor William Richard-Jao with its Barangay captains and Barangay peace and order council chairpersons present.
Furthermore, the installation of the PBs delighted Mayor William Jao as he believes it would address to the issues of peace and order in the community. “Before, crimes were proliferating in this municipality, and with the efforts of the administration together with the PNP, I am happy to tell you that there is a dramatic decrease on the crime rate of Tubigon,” Jao explains.
But one issue however bothers the solon which he thinks is the “most dreadful incident” the country is experiencing, which is the use of illegal drugs. “I am doing my best in eradicating this problem since I want every Tubignon to sleep peacefully at night without the fear of getting robbed or burglarize. But, I also need the support of my colleagues from the Barangay level, the Barangay captains to help me eliminate this problem, so to take another step towards development,” Jao further states.
As of press time, the Barangay enforcers or locally called as “Barangay Tanods” are now preparing for their “team-up” with the PNP, organizing up regular roving and setting up their gears: the conventional “batuta and posas.”