PNP assures ‘all-out’ support for PBBM

July 2, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 98 views

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership on Saturday underscored its “full support” to the flagship programs of the Marcos administration on food security, energy self-reliance, education, public health, and sustainable development by “laying the peace and order groundwork needed to do the job.”

PNP Officer-in-Charge (PNP-OIC) Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said they will be the one building the “strong foundation” anchored on a solid peace and order situation for the newly-minted administration’s programs citing the nearly 50% crime reduction from 2016 to 2022 compared to the records in 2010 up to 2016.

Thus, he assured the full and unqualified united action of the 225,000-strong police force to the Commander-in-Chief as President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. announced initiatives to “build back better” through a comprehensive “all-inclusive” plan of economic transformation and comprehensive infrastructure plan upon his assumption to office as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

“For our part as the premier law enforcement and public safety agency, the PNP shall maintain reassuring government presence in the farthest reaches of the hinterlands and islands,” Lt. Gen. Danao said.

“With this, we will be able to establish a favorable peace and order environment conducive for industries to grow, generate jobs, and support government programs,” the PNP-OIC added.

Lt. Gen. Danao expressed optimism that there would be a more favorable peace and order situation in the coming years under the Marcos administration as he noted a marked decline in crime incidents during the past six years of the Duterte presidency from July 2016 to June 2022, compared with the six years from the year 2010 to 2016.

He explained that the nationwide crime environment data collated from the 17 regional police offices showed the past six years posting a 67.79% decline in the index crime incident, with non-index crimes registering a 34.47% drop.

According to the PNP’s Crime Information Reporting and Analysis System, theft, physical injury, and robbery are the most prevalent index crimes. Index crimes are those classified as violations against persons and property.

Overall, the peace and order indicator showed a notable decrease of 49.83% in crime incidence nationwide.

“We are now reaping the fruits of our labor. It wasn’t an easy fight since criminality has been evolving alongside technological advancement. Criminals have found strategic and innovative ways to execute their illegal intents. But the PNP organization took this challenge constructively,” Lt. Gen. Danao said.

The PNP-OIC explained that the “intensified” campaign against lawlessness was behind reduced crime incidents over the past six years.

“We have involved the community at large, so we can strengthen our intelligence gathering. We also commend the strong support from our partner agencies and other law enforcers for their assistance in some of our police operations,” he added.