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PRO-7 cops to focus on suspects on motorcycle

CEBU, Philippines — The Police Regional Office (PRO)-7 has directed provincial and city police officers to focus on decreasing the unresolved cases involving suspects using motorcycles as their getaway vehicle.

“So my directive for our city directors and provincial directors is to continue their operation focusing on our eight focus crimes. Dapat ma-solve lahat yung unsolved na shooting incident through motor-riding suspects,” Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino, PRO-7 Director said.

Last month, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has directed all personnel to pour efforts to curb eight focus crimes.

The focus crimes are: murder, homicide, theft, robbery, physical injuries, car and motorcycle theft, and rape.

Espino told The FREEMAN that there will be no ultimatum or period as to which they can solve the cases.

He clarified that if the cases remain unresolved, it subsequently leads to their relief, as it will serve as a benchmark for their continued progress in terms of curbing criminalities.

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“It doesn’t mean naman na may sanction, but it is a benchmark of their performance.  It doesn’t mean na ire-relieve sila because there are so many factors pa eh to be considered, so one aspect lang,” Espino said.

Based on PNP’s data, there was a decrease in the latest total crime volume (TCV) in Central Visayas.

It showed that the region’s TCV decreased by 4.09% or 1,642 cases lesser from March to October of this year compared to the same period of last year.

The same report indicated that the index crimes dipped by 27.57% or 3,097 less compared to the same period last year, while the non-index crimes or the cases filed against personalities decreased to 1,455 or 17.89% lesser.

The latest record showed that theft cases has dropped by 236; physical injury by 78; robbery by 30; murder by 30; motorcycle car napping by 4; homicide by 2; vehicle car napping by 2; and rape by 22.  (FREEMAN)

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