CAMP VICENTE LIM, Canlubang, Laguna – The provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon – Calabarzon Region IV-A has still no reported threat of private armed groups or “army” maintained by the local candidates despite the ambush try on Mayor Filipina Grace America of Infanta, Quezon recently.
The announcement was made during the 2nd press briefing of “police at your service” held in Camp Vicente led by the Philippine National Police (PNP) under Police Regional Director PBGen. Antonio Yarra and other staff in their accomplishment report within their jurisdiction of the region.
PBGen. Yarra said that they have no information from their Intelligence and evaluation coming from different units reported with the private armed groups in Calabarzon.
Meanwhile, the alleged suspect in the ambush try of Mayor America will be already filed in court, but the six suspected killers are “still at large”, pending the issuance of a warrant of arrest.
In other developments, the suspects in the killing of Police Chief Master Sergeant Gilbert Briz were arrested.
“Bahagi na ng kultura ang iligal na tupada na hindi dapat tangkilikin ng mga Pilipino sa kabila ng mahigpit na implementasyon ng batas na ipinatutupad ng mga kapulisan,” Yarra added.
Yarra also added for the strict implementation of the law against other illegal gambling activities, especially “video karera” operating in the first and second districts of Laguna.
“Kung sakaling may mapatunayan na may iligal gambling lalo na ang video karera at posibleng ma-relieved ang hepe ng kapulisan sa kanilang bayan,” he added.