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Saturday, August 23, 2008


The Olongapo City Peace and Order Council (POC), headed by Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr., held a quarterly meeting on August 22, 2008 at the FMA Hall of the Olongapo City Hall.

Also in attendance were Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo, Kagawad Rodel Cerezo, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) City Director Eliseo de Guzman, Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) head Sr. Supt. Abelardo Villacorta, barangay captains, members of the police force, Olongapo Business Club members and other representatives from the different sectors of the city and the government involved in the maintenance of peace and order.

Discussed during the meeting were different topics regarding the peace and order status of the city, evaluation of policies and laws and surveillance reports.

Villacorta gave a presentation regarding the police force’s progress and achievements in their anti-crime campaign from January to July 2008.

According to Villacorta, the crime rate of the city has decreased. This is due to the increased police visibility around the city and the reinforced anti-crime campaigns.

Mayor Gordon stressed the importance of educating the youth in order to arm them with the necessary information to battle crime.

Also discussed were the security concerns of those from the business sector in their establishments.

Mayor Gordon promptly responded to these and assured that the laws and ordinances regarding the security of business establishments, especially the ordinance regarding the ban on drinking alcoholic beverages outside the premises of business establishments, will be implemented rigorously.

Mayor Gordon also reminded the body of the importance of information dissemination regarding crime suspects and the participation of the people to report crimes to the authority for proper attention.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr., Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo, Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) head Sr. Supt. Abelardo Villacorta and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Olongapo City Director Eliseo de Guzman during the meeting of the Olongapo Peace and Order Council on August 22, 2008 at the FMA Hall of Olongapo City Hall.


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