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Cebu News

Tri-bureau coordination to boost public safety

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas wants the activation of the tri-bureau coordination to strengthen the public safety and order in Cebu City in his return here, this time, as an adviser to Mayor Michael Rama in matters of peace and order.

Sinas said the tri-bureau that should be closely working together are the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and the Philippine National Police.

“We have to activate the tri-bureau nato… Fire, BJMP, and PNP, these are for public safety,” said Sinas yesterday at the City Hall.

Aside from the three agencies, Sinas also said the tri-bureau should also work closely with the Cebu City Transportation Office.

“We also have to work closely with our Citom (CCTO) kay ang vision ni Mayor is Singapore-like. We should not work tagsa-tagsa, there should be collaboration… Kay kung ganahan ta mosikat ang Cebu (City), we have to start with these people,” he said.

Sinas also looks forward to lessening or eliminating corruption in the front units.

Anti-drug operations and random drug testing among employees of PNP and the rest should also continue, he said.

“Ipadayon ang anti-drug operations and random drug test to employees… It’s a preventive aspect… Drug-free workplace. Before ta mamantay sa lain, ang atong mga tawo atong bantayan,” Sinas added.

As to other plans, Sinas said he will consolidate it with others, emphasizing that he is only an adviser and would not wish to interrupt others’ functions.

Once everything will already be organized and settled among the agencies covered, Sinas said he is going to talk to the councilors, the Liga ng Mga Barangays, the Sangguniang Panglungsod-Cebu City, and later the community.

“Unahon sa pag organize ang sa diri (City Hall) before we go down… There should be a definite plan first before going to the community para masabtan nila,” said Sinas. -  Decemay P. Padilla, JMD (FREEMAN)

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