PRO12, General Santos City– The pressing issues and problems on criminalities in the city brought about by those who violate the laws and city ordinances has made the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 12 and General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO) to tie-up with the Local Government Unit of General Santos City and came up with a solution aimed to enforce the laws and ordinances dubbed as Oplan Mapayapa which was launched at Camp Lira, General Santos City.
PCSupt Marcelo C Morales, Regional Director of PRO12, graced the event.
“We came up to resolve these alarming issues about infractions and violations of our law through a collaborative effort so as to put an end to it.” said PCSupt Morales.
The Oplan engages different government agencies on its integrated, comprehensive, and collaborative law enforcement operations in the region such as the Social Welfare and Development Office, the Land Transportation Office, and all Police Provincial and City Offices.
In its initial conduct of the Oplan is composed of Two Hundred Fifty Six (256) Police Officers from RMFB 12 along with its LTO deputized Policemenand personnel from GSCPO.
Of the total 256 personnel deployed 200 will simultaneously conduct rounds of One Time Big Time (OTBT) patrol in twenty six (26) barangays of the city from June 28 to July 4, 2018 from 10 PM to 4 AM to warn or reprimand drinking of liquor in unauthorized areas, smoking in public places, and loitering of minors during curfew hours.
Motorcycle drivers without pertinent papers, licenses, and those violating other traffic laws and ordinances will be apprehended by LTO deputized Policemen of GSCPO and 56 RMFB 12 Policemen positioned in different areas of the city.
To date, the record of City Government of General Santos shows that most of the violations recorded are infractions namely smoking in public places, curfew hours, proliferation of the SUKARAP gang otherwise known as Sugal Kawat Rape , drinking along the streets causes alarms and scandals, traffic, among others. 3, 059 minors apprehended for violation of Curfew Hour, 1, 628 individuals apprehended for violation of anti-smoking ordinance.
PCSupt Morales said in a statement that even before the launching of the Oplan, 3, 059 curfew hours violators who are minors and 1,628 individuals violated the anti-smoking ordinance were apprehended between the period January to June this year. Notable decrease of said infractions were recorded during the period March 1 to June 25 this year with 38.70% for Curfew Hours and 33.03 for anti-smoking.
“I would like to thank the different government agencies, sectors of the society and stakeholders for your continued support in all our endeavors in keeping the city safe and orderly” said PCSupt Morales.
“Our troops from RMFB 12 are ready to give a re-framed, holistic, and human rights based support to LGUs of which the primary mandate is to ensure safety and protect their constituencies.” PCSupt Morales further said. (PO1 Allan C Navarro-RPIO12 PNCO)