by: Mary Lailani Pitao-Tupaz
NAVAL, Biliran – With the deployment of the new police patrol jeeps to the eight municipalities of Biliran province , Police Senior Superintendent Lito Bigoy, OIC Provincial Director of the Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO) expects better performance from the Municipal Police Stations.
PSSupt Bigoy said during the turnover ceremony of the eight police patrol jeeps on Novemb 5, 2015 which was graced by no less than Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the delivery of the patrol jeeps is very timely with the implementation of the Oplan Lambat-Sibat in the province.
Oplan Lambat-Sibat is a brainchild of former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas aimed at combating crimes through “deliberate, programmatic and systematic” approach in dealing with lawless elements.
Sustained police operations under Oplan Lambat Sibat includes checkpoint and mobile patrol where the new police patrol jeeps are of great help for the police officers on duty.
The eight police patrol jeeps deployed to the different Municipal Police Stations (MPS) of the province of Biliran is part of the 1,490 patrol jeeps deployed to the different MPS nationwide.
The distribution of the patrol jeeps started in May 15, 2015, according to Secretary Sarmiento.
The police patrol jeeps deployed in the province of Biliran are numbered and labelled by municipality as follows: 25 for Almeria, 26 for Biliran, 27 for Cabucgayan, 28 for Caibiran, 29 for Culaba, 30 for Kawayan, 31 for Maripipi, and 32 for Naval. # (fj/PIA 8 Biliran)