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Public safety plan sought

A PROPOSED resolution urging the 80 barangays of Cagayan de Oro City to craft their own community public safety plans was jointly filed by Councilors Ian Mark Nacaya and Romeo Calizo, chairmen of the City Council committees on laws and rules and on police, fire, and public safety, respectively.

This, after Calizo and Nacaya, delivered their joint special report during this week’s regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy regarding the proposed integrated public safety plan for Cagayan de Oro City. Both councilors said it’s about time that the city government comes up with a code for public safety.

In his capacity as the security head of the city duly designated by the city mayor and as the chairman of the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, Calizo made an appropriate and proper action and leveled off with Department of Interior and Local Government and other agencies such as the police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines as to how the committees that he handled should proceed with the public safety plan.

Apparently, a draft action plan was already made but considering the fresh mandate of the newly-elected President of the Liga ng mga Barangay, both legislators believed that the crafting of a near to an ideal public safety plan for the city should come from the communities themselves.

“Indeed we cannot do away from having an integrated public safety plan and we have to transcend this down to the barangays because in due time we will realize that the barangays themselves should manage their own security set up,” Calizo said.

Calizo added that the cutting edge of security implementation and probably on the aspect of law enforcement should be done by the barangays since the police force cannot do it alone. (cli)

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