PNP: crimes under control

LINGAYEN-Notwithstanding several high profile crimes remaining unresolved, Senior Superintendent Isagani Nerez, police provincial director, assured that the crime situation in the province in stable and manageable.

Reporting before the Provincial Development Council meeting Monday presided by Governor Amado Espino Jr., Nerez said “the number of crimes decreased by 114 in the first quarter this year against the same period last year.”

However, he admitted that crime solution efficiency for the period was lower by three percentage points at 89% from 92% during the period in review.

Nerez said, the police have continuously conducted operations against organized crime groups that resulted in the neutralization of 26 personalities engaged in robbery, hold up, gun-for-hire, cattle rustling, car theft and drug trade.

In the campaign against illegal gambling, the police conducted 43 operations that led to the arrest of 68 persons filing of 25 cases in court.

On loose firearms, 25 positive operations were carried out netting 18 persons with corresponding cases filed in court.

Meanwhile, he described the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP/NPA) is now a ‘spent force’, no longer a “potent force”, in Western Pangasinan.

He said that while there are still 10 barangays considered to be insurgent affected and 62 threatened barangays in the western and eastern parts, the “mainstream” operating in the province has not been able to recover territories they previously held.

The Marxist Leninist Party of the Philippines/Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan (MLPP/RHB) or Rejectionist Group, according to Nerez, has also lost influence.

Nerez attributed the loss of the group’s influence partly to the activities conducted by the Police Community Relation (PCR) teams, which include feeding programs and medical/dental mission among others.#

Related Posts

  • More crimes but still generally peacefulJanuary 19, 2015More crimes but still generally peacefulPANGSINAN PNP CRIME STATS The Pangasinan Provincial Police Office maintains the province is still generally peaceful and under control even if the number of crimes committed from […]
  • Pangasinan PNP’s new prioritiesFebruary 6, 2017Pangasinan PNP’s new prioritiesEVEN as the police have been ordered to desist from conducting activities in the war on drugs, the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO) clarified that it will continue to accept the […]
  • Gov. Espino to PNP: Mobilize vs. 3 crimesApril 12, 2009Gov. Espino to PNP: Mobilize vs. 3 crimesILLEGAL drugs, akyat-bahay gangs, and environment offenders. The three are now at the top of the provincial police's order of battle. Governor Amado Espino Jr. has ordered the PNP to […]
  • New jail warden fights drug dealingAugust 19, 2007New jail warden fights drug dealing LINGAYEN--Murder, illegal drugs and rape. These three top the crime cases faced by inmates behind the bars of the provincial jail but drug dealing has been one of the recurring […]
  • Fewer cops face administrative casesFebruary 12, 2017Fewer cops face administrative casesAN official of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) said there are fewer policemen in Region I charged administratively since the assumption of President Rodrigo Duterte. Lawyer […]