Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office in coordination with the Office of the Provincial Commission on Election hosted the Peace Caravan and Covenant Signing for all candidates running for May 2016 election, today (April 7, 2016) at 9:30 o’clock in the morning at PHQ, San Martin, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental as part of Secure and Fair Election (SAFE) 2016.
Police Regional Office 10 spokesperson Superintendent Surki Sereñas revealed today that the full complement of PNP Northern Mindanao is already laid out all over the region as the security preparations for the holy week reached full swing.
Police Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Lyndel Desquitado, Sereñas said, has ordered the deployment of more policemen in terminals, airports, seaports, highways, malls, resorts, churches and other holiday convergence areas to beef up police presence and ensure the tranquil observance of lent. "Although the command has not monitored serious threat, the police regional command still continue to undertake preemptive measures against terrorist attack and other criminalities" Sereñas said. "The assumption is always on denying these unscrupulous individuals the opportunity to disrupt the peace and order of our region" he added. "The PNP continue to implement checkpoints, conduct law enforcement functions, encourage the participation of force multipliers and volunteers and intensify the use of BINs to augment the local police in their respective areas of responsibilities. In fact, PRO10 employs over 1,800 PNP personnel and force multipliers region-wide in its daily conduct of checkpoint" the regional spokesperson said.
Due to emerging trends of criminality in the country, the PNP leadership conceptualizes the institutionalization of a crime reduction strategy called OPLAN Lambat-Sibat. This concept of police operation addresses the seven focus crimes such as murder, homicide, physical injury, robbery, theft, carnapping and motornapping. It is a system that uses crime data management and interpretation which helps the PNP in the strategic deployment of police personnel in densely-populated areas.
On January 29, 2016, at 9:00 AM, COMELEC Regional Election Director, ATTY. RENATO A. MAGBUTAY presided the Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC) coordinating conference and its activation attended by its members: Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division, PA, Regional Directors from PRO-10, DILG, DepEd, Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), representatives of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and Smartmatic held at the Multipurpose hall of Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City.