Security sector, LGU map out pre-emptive, calibrated response

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, 22 June 2017 by Sheila Covarrubias—Zamboanga’s   security sector mapped out with the local government a pre-emptive, calibrated response, as the City braces for emergencies.

Mayor Beng Climaco convenes an emergency meeting of security sector and concerned agencies to reassess security measures in light of persistent threats and the Wednesday morning attack in a school in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato by lawless elements. GARNET FRANCISCO

Mayor Beng Climaco convenes an emergency meeting of security sector and concerned agencies to reassess security measures in light of persistent threats and the Wednesday morning attack in a school in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato by lawless elements. GARNET FRANCISCO

 

Mayor Beng Climaco presided an emergency meeting with the security cluster and other concerned agencies in light of persistent threats and the Wednesday attack in a school in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato by lawless elements.  The meeting sought to come up with close coordinative and collaborative efforts for systematic security response in times of emergencies.

 

Present during the meeting were Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col. Leonel Nicolas, City Police Office-OIC Director PSupt. Diomarie Albarico, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, City Administrator Apple Go, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, Zambo Ecozone Administrator Christopher Arnuco, Department of Education Assistant Regional Director Pedro Natividad and other police and military officers and concerned city officials.

 

Mayor Climaco said the city remains on heightened alert ever since the Zamboanga siege in 2013 but stressed that there is no reason to panic. As authorities are exhausting all means to maintain peace and security, the public have also the responsibility to be vigilant but calm, she said.

 

Authorities are tapping the assistance of force multipliers particularly the barangay intelligence network but likewise very essential and crucial is the support of the civil society and private sector, according to the mayor.

Successive meetings will be convened with school officials, church representatives, mall owners and other stakeholders to tackle security measures.

On Wednesday morning, the mayor inspected the implementation of security measures in the city’s boundary in Licomo and the nearby checkpoints.

The mayor, together with Col. Nicolas and Col. Albarico, urged security forces to never let their guard down in light of continuing threats from lawless elements. Public support and cooperation is very crucial as well, the mayor emphasized. (Sheila Covarrubias)

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