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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CRIME INCEDENTS IN SOX DECREASED BY 64.29% AMID COVID-19 THREATS

Police Regional Office 12 – Amidst the threat of COVID-19, Police Regional Office 12 (PRO12) continues to carry out its services to the people not losing focus on the enforcement of law and campaign against criminality.

For the last 22 days, from March 1-22, 2020, there’s a decrease of 64.29% on crime incidents especially on heinous crimes (murder, homicide, robbery, theft, physical injury, MC motornapping, MV motornapping and rape) compared to the same period of last year.

Region 12 grows more peaceful than ever with lesser crime incidents tallied but the threat of the pandemic is one to be reckoned with. That is why PRO 12 personnel, to include all members of the security sector and of the taskforce against COVID-19 remain away from home to render selfless duty to the public.

“We are on regular duty, tuloy tuloy pa rin yung ating campaign against criminality, meron tayong intensified checkpoint” PBGEN ALFRED S CORPUS said.

Checkpoints have been established at boarders and entry points of the region to prevent non-essential entry and furtherance of the virus contagion. Only essential travels such as travels by reason of transport of basic necessities, for work, medical emergencies and government functions; provided that in case of land travel, one driver and one helper of cargo trucks/vehicles shall be allowed and in case of cargo planes and vessels no passengers are allowed.

On the other hand, the Regional Director also reiterated that there will be strict implementation of lockdown in the region. Only vehicles with basic commodities essential for daily needs will be allowed to enter the premises of Region 12.

According to the Regional Director that those who will not comply, will not cooperate and abide with the police officers can be arrested and charged with Article 151 or article 148 of the revised penal code and also they can be arrested in violation of Executive Orders related to preventing the spread of COVID 19”

In this regard, PBGEN CORPUS again reminded the people of SOCSKSARGEN that they should not leave their homes if not necessary to save themselves and their families from the deadly virus and its possible spread.

“The best way for the people to contribute in this Global health concern is to adhere to the policies, cooperate with the government, and remain at home until further announcements are published.” The Regional Director added.  (Pat V. Cartera & Pat B.J. Banico)

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