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Estomo order increased police visibility in metro

August 14, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 352 views

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Brigadier General Jonnel C. Estomo on Sunday said he wants his men to further improve their visibility in the streets to protect Metro Manila residents from criminality.

A former regional director of the Police Regional Office 5 in Bicol region which emerged as the Best Police Regional Office during the recent 121st Police Service Anniversary, Estomo has been ordered by Philippine National Police chief, General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. to deploy the maximum number of uniformed policemen in the streets as part of their anti-criminality programs.

“Walang inuman sa kanto. Walang nambabastos sa mga kababaihan. Walang mandurukot. Walang maingay sa mga kabahayan pagkalipas ng alas-dies ng gabi.” These four simple barangay ordinances are what Gen. Azurin wants to be fully enforced by the NCRPO and the 16 other police regional offices.

The PNP chief called for the strict enforcement of these ordinances amid his directive to his men to continue their all-out campaign against all forms of criminality specifically drugs and help the Marcos administration win back the hearts and minds of all Enemies of the State thru good governance.

This, he explained could be done by deploying more uniformed personnel on the ground to carry out focused police operations to minimize incidents perpetrated with the use of firearms; the arrests of illegal drug users, peddlers and drug lords, members of private armed groups, criminal gang members; and recovery of carnapped vehicles and loose firearms.

Effective police visibility, he said would result to less criminality and presence of firearms and other deadly weapons as criminals are always afraid of uniformed and plainclothes policemen that are always ready to arrest them.

Maximum police visibility has been known as a very effective deterrent in the commission and solution of crimes in the country.

Brig. Gen. Estomo, a member of Philippine Military Academy ‘Tanglaw Diwa’ Class of 1992 said they will be fully complying with the PNP chief’s directive as he warned officers who cannot effectively perform their job that they will find themselves being replaced by more competent officials.


Journal Group sources said that Estomo and Manila Police District director, Brig. Gen. Andre P. Dizon have ordered a thorough follow-up operation to identify and arrest the suspects behind two successive robbery cases in Sta. Ana, Manila on Saturday and early morning Sunday.

Around 8:20 p.m. last Saturday, a lone thief fled with the cellphone of a 35-year old female bank consultant along Osmeña Highway near corner Quirino Avenue in Barangay 811, Zone 88, Paco, Manila.

An investigation showed that the victim opened the window of their car to get some fresh air after her daughter vomited. When her husband who was driving the car slowed down at the scene, the suspect darted from behind and snatched the mobile phone worth P80,000 from the hands of the startled victim who was sitting beside her husband.

The thief then quickly fled on foot and was last seen jumping on the Osmeña Bridge.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, two still unidentified thieves armed with knives declared a holdup inside a passenger jeep passing along New Panaderos Street in Sta. Ana.

At knifepoint, the duo divested three passengers of the jeep of their respective mobile phones worth a total of P93,000 as well as two ATM cards.

The victims said that the two suspects boarded the jeep they were riding along Lambingan Bridge before declaring the holdup. After grabbing their properties, the thieves alighted from the jeep and boarded two motorcycles being driven by their cohorts. The four were last seen fleeing towards Kalentong, Mandaluyong City.