by: Flor Jackson
NAVAL, Biliran – The Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO) through Police Senior Superintendent (PSSupt) Alfredo Sabornido, BPPO provincial director, has stepped up police visibility in the eight municipalities of Biliran province especially in the municipality of Naval which is the capital town and center of trade and commerce in the province during the Christmas season and new year’s revelry.
This was bared by PSSupt Sabornido himself in an interview with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Biliran Provincial Information Center.
He said more policemen are assigned in busy streets in the municipalities of the province where there are more people especially in market places, downtown areas, bus terminals and other places where people usually gather to prevent crimes to happen.
He warned stores and vendors selling firecrackers and other pyrotechnics to sell only those that are allowed by law.
Further, he said, selling “super lolo”, watussi, “sawa”, “kwitis” and others that pose danger to lives of people is strictly not allowed and any vendors or stores found violating the law, will be penalized and the items will be confiscated.
He informed, he met with the chiefs of police in the eight municipalities of the province to discuss with them about peace and order in the province during the holiday season.
Each municipal police office was required to submit their security and action plans relative to maintaining peace and order in their respective areas.
He added that the BPPO coordinated with the DOH representatives in the province as well as the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) regarding preparations to avoid injuries and fire accidents caused by firecrackers and other pyrotechnics during the holiday season.
As of press time, PSSupt. Sabornido said, the entire province of Biliran remains generally peaceful. (FJ/PIA 8 Biliran)