Climaco orders renewed vigilance, stricter patrols

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed the police and military authorities to intensify beat patrols and visibility in Zamboanga City even as she called for renewed vigilance among the civilian populace in the light of the second explosion in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat Sunday night.

The chief executive specifically directed the combined security forces to do their rounds of the city over the weekend to prevent any untoward incident following the Isulan bombings.

She also announced during the press briefing yesterday that Sr. Supt. Tomas Joseph Martir is now the new officer-in-charge of the Zamboanga City Police Office vice Sr. Insp. Alan Nazarro.

Climaco thanked Supt. Nazarro for his dedicated service as ZCPO officer-in-charge.

Meanwhile, authorities have conducted counter violent extremism and terrorism (CVET) initiatives in collaboration with other agencies, academe and madrasa open house along with the Federation of Muslim Students Association.

“Our call really is to ensure that the young people to be very vigilant so as not to be involved in extremist that has led to other forms of violence,” the mayor told the press briefing.

In a bid to boost the morale of best performing police and military personnel, the chief executive has handed over cash incentives or reward totaling P140,000.

A check for P40,000 was given to Sta. Maria Police Station commander Supt. Mark Azure, another check for P50,000 was awarded to Curuan Police Station and P50,000 check to the 11TH Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT-11), all for their respective accomplishments in the performance of their duties.-(Vic Larato)