Finally, some good news about our police force!
Philstar.com reports that the crime rate in Metro Manila has gone down a considerable amount in the past four months, all thanks to the Philippine National Police's (PNP) recent implementation of Oplan Lambat—an operation involving the establishment of regular checkpoints in the metro. Good job, officers!
"Kailangan nating lalong pag-igtingin ang kampanya laban sa kriminalidad dito sa Metro Manila," says Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. "Kailangan natin ng isang full-court press, kumbaga sa basketball, laban sa mga kriminal na ito, organisado man o hindi." Guess we won't be seeing any pulpulis incidents for a while.
PNP even has the statistical data to back it up! Read on to see what our police force has been up to as of late!
The new weekly average number of crime incidents in Metro Manila, down from June's weekly average of more than 700. This may also have something to do with the National Capitol Region Police Office's (NCRPO) decision to grade the performance of police chiefs four months ago.
The new weekly average number of murder and homicide cases in Metro Manila, down from the previous weekly average of 38 cases. "We expect the numbers to go down further as we intensify our anti-crime efforts during the Christmas season," says NCRPO Chief Director Carmelo Valmoria.
The number of police district directors who have been relieved of their duties over the high crime rate in their jurisdiction, namely Richard Albano of the Quezon City Police District, Rolando Asuncion of the Manila Police District, Erwin Villacorte of the Southern Police District, and Edgardo Layug of the Northern Police District.
The number of crime incidents reported in Metro Manila last week. In comparison, the crime incidence in the metro was pegged at 659 from September 22 to 28. "With the renewed energy of our new district directors, we are on the right track to further reduce the number of crimes," Valmoria adds.