Isko Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna with MPD Director Gen. Leo Francisco during a press conference in City Hall. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Isko lauds MPD for hunting down wanted persons

July 17, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 149 views

MAYOR Isko Moreno lauded the members of the Manila Police District (MPD) for not being “trigger-happy” and purging “wanted” persons in the city, making sure that Manila does not become a haven for those who are fugitives from justice.

According to Moreno, he is fully satisfied that the MPD police, under the leadership of PBGen. Leo Francisco, makes sure that they get the suspects alive so they can be charged and tried.

“Sa mga hinahabol at humahabol, iginagalang ang mata ng batas para sa lahat,” Moreno said.

On the other hand, he said: “Pinupuri ko ang MPD na hindi makati ang kamay sa gatilyo at buhay na nakakalawit ang mga tolongges pero kapag ginawa ninyo ang krimen sa Maynila, magtago na kayo sa lelang nyong panot dahil sigurado, hahabulin kayo ng MPD.”

He particularly congratulated Francisco and all the MPD members for continuously hunting down “wanted” persons, saying their presence in the communities pose danger to the lives and safety of the innocent residents.

Moreno also lauded the national and local-based Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for their active campaign against illegal drugs and continued efforts in keeping said illicit drugs off the streets of Manila.

“I am proud to say that recently, through the efforts of Gen. Francicso and the PDEA, 46 kilos of shabu were seized in just one day. Nawala ito sa palad ng mga Batang Maynila na maari pang kumalat sa Metro Manila o sa bansa,” Moreno said.

The mayor likewise noted that more important is the fact that when drugs are confiscated in Manila, they do not go missing after the operations.

“Habang ang mahihirap ay pinagsusumikapang tulungan sa Maynila, ang mga perwisyo sa kapwa ay tinutugis,” Moreno assured.

He stressed that even if city authorities are busy with COVID-19, efforts will continue to be there to maintain peace and order.

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