Punong Barangays’ meeting

BAGUIO CITY – Village heads from the city’s 128 barangays during their regular meeting last week tackled various issues with the Anti-Graffiti body, personnel from the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and Commission of Elections-Baguio.

P/Supt Alexis Marinas, deputy to BCPO Officer-in-Charge George Daskeo gave a briefing as to police programs against crimes. Lambat-Sibat, as launched is “managing police operation,” “patrolling, being more visible on the ground and making (our) presence felt in the community.”

Aside from “Lambat-Sibat,” the role of e-projects, or crime solutions aided by technical and technological information analysis was presented. This includes the Geographics Information System where crime hot spots are pointed out. Certain times and locations of crime surges, dubbed as the crime clock, are monitored. Needed personnel to respond and resources are then sent to the area, Marinas said.

The police also conducted a meeting with central business district boarding house owners at Camp Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet last Tuesday. This is to create a anti-crime network for information and cooperation between and among members of the said group.

Retired forester and volunteer Rosalio Goze appealed to the barangay officials to send barangay volunteers for the Anti-Graffiti Task Force. This is to insure a basic body to help fight against unsightly inscriptions on private and public walls in the barangays. An increase in graffiti is noted, he said.

The national earthquake drill on March 31 was announced. The knowledge and training and center for disaster and climate change is open for the public, it was known. A computer literacy program for barangay officials is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology. All inquiries may be coursed through the Special Services Division-City Mayor’s Office.

COMELEC officer Atty. John Martin announced basic rules on campaign posting areas in the barangays.

Posters must meet required measurements as specific sizes are prescribed, it was known.

Individual stands, as such, temporary structures in a common posting area should be provided (for his own use) by each candidate. The concerned barangay may request for additional poster areas, and illegal posters are due for removal, Martin said. The telephone hotline for inquiries or report on violations is 422-1991.

A voters’ list for every barangay was distributed by COMELEC personnel. Everything is being done for credible, clean and peaceful elections, Martin said.

The next PBs meeting is on April 1, it was announced./Julie G. Fianza


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