THE National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) on Friday announced that crime volume in Metro Manila continuously decreases with the implementation of Oplan Lambat-Sibat.
NCRPO Director, Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao in a statement confirms the continuing decline of crime volume in Metro Manila after a weekly review by the NCRPO’s Regional Investigative and Detective Management Division (RDIDDM).
Pagdilao made the claims after a Weekly Crime Assessment conducted by the NCRPO’s Regional Investigative and Detective Management Division (RDIDDM) led by Senior Supt Joaquin Alva concluded that crime volume in Metro Manila has continuously declined.
The NCRPO chief acknowledged that this is a result of the unified cooperation and relentless efforts of all NCRPO personnel in all its undertakings in line with the directives of the PNP Chief, Director General Ricardo Marquez in strengthening the Oplan Lambat-Sibat.
Pagdilao said in a statement that crime statistics in the National Capital Region shows the crime rate in Metro Manila has deteriorated in the past twelve months since the Lambat Sibat operation was launched.
He said that intensified police operations and intelligence-led planning resulted in the arrest of the Top Most Wanted Persons of NCRPO, Most Wanted Persons of the five (5) Police Districts and MWP’s Police Station level.
The Regional Intelligence Division led by Senior Supt. Manuel Lukban has apprehended the Number 2, Number 8 and Number 9 Top Most Wanted Person of the NCRPO.
Pagdilao added that 56 of the most wanted men region-wide were arrested by police operatives and are now behind bars in just one (1) month of relentless police operations.
He added that the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs (RAID), in collaboration with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs and Drug Personalities, arrested 153 of the 440 listed Most Wanted Drug Personalities from July 29 to August 30, 2015.
“This includes the top number 3, number 4, number 5 and number 8 identified and categorized by RAID,” Pagdilao said.
The police official added that on the other hand, NCRPO takes the lead in further intensifying police operations and advocacy campaigns against big time drug syndicates and illegal drug users.
“The aim is to strengthen the awareness of the students on the ill-effects of illegal drugs and at the same time educate our teachers in identifying suspected drug pushers roaming around school campuses. We also would like to train our teachers in identifying students who are possibly under the influence of drugs so we can address the problem easily,” Pagdilao said.
The NCRPO chief also encouraged the strengthening and reactivation of the already established Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) and appealed to the Local Government to support the operational needs of the BADAC.
Pagdilao also solicits the help and cooperation of the public and encourages the timely and immediate reporting of any incident and security related issues to the nearest police stations, or via NCRPO contact numbers 838-3203, for text 0915-888-8181 or 0999-901-8181.
He urges netizens to like the NCRPO Facebook page and follow the Twitter account NCRPO React for more efficient police assistance.