NAGA CITY—“I would like to debunk the comments on social media and text messages that there is a spate of violence in Naga City,” OIC City Director Police Senior Supt. Narciso Damaso Domingo announced in a press conference earlier today (March 31) at the Naga City Police Office.
In fact, Domingo said that “generally the peace and order situation in Naga City is considered within manageable level during the period covered.”
|OIC City Director Police Senior Supt. Narciso Damaso Domingo|
The OIC City Director emphasized that the stabbing and shooting incidents that took place along Magsaysay Avenue were merely “isolated incidents.”
“Medyo unfortunately nahighlight lang po ang nabanggit na violence sa Magsaysay Avenue,” he explained.
In an effort to clarify to the media, he stated that in the period covering February 25 to March 25, 2015, or one month, the following criminal incidents were reported:
Theft – 86
Physical Injury – 80
Robbery – 29
Rape – 3
Reckless imprudence resulting to homicide – 1
Homicide – 1
Violation of special laws – 45
Other non-index crimes – 200
The total crime volume for said month is 446, according to the Naga City Peace and Order Situation Report.
“There is a decrease of […] 48.73% in crime volume from the previous month to the present month,” says the same report.
Domingo also admitted that there is still a lot of room for improvement where the peace and order situation in Naga City is concerned.
In Magsaysay Avenue, for instance, the Naga City Police Office has amped up police visibility.
Mayor John Bongat also recommended that a police outpost be established in said gimmick strip, he added.
“We will comply with the said recommendation,” he declared.
Meanwhile, the City Director made no mention of the recent twin robberies (Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (ACTO) and Barryman's Coffee and Tea) in the Naga City Hall compound.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM Pirming enot. Pirming bago.