Officials wary over escalating crimes in Davao Norte

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, June 24 (PNA) — Several officials in Davao del Norte are wary over the increasing crime incidents in the province.

During the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) session on Monday, Board Member Ernesto Evangelista raised the issue on increasing crime incidents in the province and reminded colleagues in the provincial government’s support to the provincial police on their mobility.

Vice Governor Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr. informed the body that the SP has given seven units of single motorcycles to the provincial police “as our small initiative in our quest for peace.”

He urged board members to give each a motorcycle to the police to be funded out from their priority fund allocation. But Board Member Raymond Joey Millan wanted that the matter be brought up to the governor, particularly to the Provincial Peace and Order Council.

Millan moved to invite provincial police superintendent P/Sr. Supt. Samuel Gadingan in their next session to shed light on the latest holdup-hostage incident at Makulay restaurant, where a cop hostage-taker was killed.

Millan also cited carnapping of single motorcycles and the increasing holdup incidents in Tagum City in recent months. (PNA)