MANILA – As the Philippine National Police (PNP) has succesful implementation of Oplan Lambat-Sibat, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II lauded the PNP for the continues decrease in crime in Metro Manila.
Roxas commended the PNP for doing a “great job.”
The crime has decrease significantly due to PNP’s intensified campaign against loose firearms, illegal discharge of firearms, and campaign against criminal gangs and personalities supported by the aggressive implementation of ‘Oplan Lambat-Sibat’ led by Secretary Roxas.
Roxas had introduced ‘Oplan Lambat-Sibat’ at the PNP-National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), using a “deliberate, programmatic and sustained” approach in crime prevention.
During the weekly command conference in Camp Crame, police officials reported that there were 345 Robbery/Theft/Carnapping/Motornapping incidents in Metro Manila from April 6 to 12. This constitutes more than 50 percent reduction in the 919 average weekly crime incidents recorded prior to the implementation of ‘Oplan Lambat-Sibat’ last year.
PNP officials also reported that a total of 523 wanted criminals (almost 50 per cent) have been arrested for the same period out of the 1,069 total number of targeted Most Wanted Persons (MWPs) and members of criminal groups. Roxas had ordered the creation of tracker teams to ensure that these criminal elements are captured using the “whole of PNP” approach.
He also directed the conduct of a “team by team assessment” to ensure the effectiveness of each teams in pursuing their targets.
The PNP has started cascading ‘Oplan Lambat-Sibat’ in nearby regions.