MANILA — Malacanang is proposing an efficient police intelligence work as law enforcement authorities intensify their crime prevention efforts.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said such system is needed to monitor movements of criminal elements that have been under surveillance.
“Lahat po ng krimen na nagaganap sa ating bansa ay kinakailangang malutas. Lahat ng hakbang ay dapat gawin ng ating pambansang kapulisan at ng mga law enforcement agencies para tiyakin ang kaligtasan at kapanatagan ng ating mga mamamayan,” he said in a press briefing on Monday.
Coloma stressed this amid the recent spate of crimes in the country, including the recently killing of a mayor in Pangasinan and a police major in Quezon City.
He assured that President Benigno S. Aquino III has been hands-on in addressing crimes in the country.
“I have been with him on several occasions where I have actually witnessed that he has called up a particular officer to inquire about an incident report or to make sure that a report on a serious crime is being handled properly and with utmost urgency,” Coloma said.
Coloma also pushed for community policing to prevent crimes.
”One of the principles in crime prevention is getting the support of the citizenry in terms of police community cooperation dahil ang mga krimen naman ay nagaganap sa loob ng ating mga komunidad,” he stressed.