MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Dec. 12 (PIA)—Even with its ability to remain free of insurgency, Camiguin still steps up its campaign on upholding peace and order through implementing the Retool Community Support Program (RCSP).
Ranking first in the anti-illegal drugs performance evaluation in the region and recording only 27 index crimes, 80 non-index crimes, and 36 public safety index crimes, Camiguin is still named a secured and peaceful area, where criminality is manageable based on the assessment of the 58th Infantry Battalion presented during the Fourth Quarter Joint Full Council Meeting, December 12, here.
To further maintain peace and order in the province, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said once funds are available, all residents of Camiguin will be issued with an identification card making sure that the populace is well accounted for and terror group infiltration will not take place in the island.
As to managing sea vessels, Romualdo said all pump boats would be color and number coded based on the municipality where operators have registered their units. Such will aid the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) or even mere residents to determine the sudden entry of vessels with questionable identities or purpose.
Noting how the province enforces peace and order in keeping its people safe, Capt. Ryan Layug of the 403rd Infantry Brigade said the RCSP, designed to know the conditions of the communities where government workers themselves listen and take action to lessen problems, will help Camiguin sustain peace and attain development.
For their part, the 58th Infantry Battalion recommends the local government units to impose their authority to ensure that their constituents will not be exploited as the former continue their active deterrence and preemptive troop projection, intelligence monitoring and timely report closure, and partnership with groups and communities. (Recthie T. Paculba/PIA10)