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Calizo cites need to strengthen police intelligence operations in Oro

CAGAYAN de Oro City has now become a hub of criminals and this indicates its weak intelligence.

This was the observation raised by Councilor Romeo V. Calizo, chair of the City Council committee on public order and safety, in response to the special report of Councilor Edgar S. Cabanlas during the regular session Monday.

Stressing that the city can no longer afford to incur more killings mostly perpetrated by riding-in-tandems, Calizo stressed the need for an Intelligence Fund to mobilize the police force.

He said this is no longer discretionary even in the military as it is now already subject to audit rules and regulations safeguarding it from corruption.

Calizo also suggested that the city imitates the counter moves initiated by General Santos City against the tactical poise utilized by criminals.

“On swift actions and in compliance to the desire of our populace for police visibility, siguro atong i-review ang ilang mobility and good communication. Installation of CCTVs should also be improved,” Calizo added.

He said at the last meeting of the City Advisory Committee of COCPO during the early stages of the pandemic, it was reported that big criminal syndicates have already been neutralized in the city.

Those involved in the recent killing of Dr. Raul Winston Andutan are not from the city but are hired killers from Bukidnon, Calizo cited.

The councilor expressed hopes that these will all be given consideration.


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