LINGAYEN ---- Following the rise of crime incidents in the province, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has invited the Pangasinan PNP Provincial Director and the chief of the National Police Commission in Pangasinan to face the members of the legislative body during its question hour on Monday.
|Pangasinan Police Provincial Office Director Rey G. Biay (center) strike a pose with|
members of the Fourth Estate. Extreme left is Chief Inspector Ryan Manong-
do - PPOs spokesman.
The SP passed in last week’s session Provincial Resolution No, 782-2014, inviting OIC-Police Sr. Supt. Reynaldo Biay and Atty. Edwin Mapili of Napolcom “to give update on the peace and order situation of the province.”
The invitation was made in the wake of the recent series of shooting incidents and other index and non-index crimes that have alarmed townsfolk, including potential investors.
The Pangasinan PNP’s objective to fight lawless elements was bruised by the latest shooting incidents in Pangasinan National High School (PNHS) in Lingayen where three teachers were killed by a police officer who is engaged in a big-time money lending venture..
Earlier before the bloody school crime, a grenade throwing incident in Bugallon, an attempted murder of hard-hitting broadcaster Orly Navarro and other crimes involving motorcycle-riding in-tandem hitmen during the past few months were reported in various areas of Pangasinan.
Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. had earlier condemned the school shooting incident as “dastardly and senseless,” attributing this to the lack of coordination between him and the two police officials who have just been assigned to the province “without his blessing.”
Sixth District Board Member Alfonso C. Bince, Jr., author of the resolution, likewise denounced the senseless killings of the victims, saying “these should be looked deeper into by the concerned law enforcement authorities.”
“The Question Hour is aimed to secure appropriate information and guidance from the law enforcement agencies to aid the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in crafting possible legislative measures for the immediate solution of shooting incidents and other crimes in Pangasinan,” Bince stated in his resolution.
The invitation for the police official to appear before the SP is the second to be made is just less than three months.
Biay’s predecessor, Sr. Supt. Sterling Raymund Blanco, who only served for five months as OIC, appeared before the provincial legislators last June to apprise the body on the deteriorating peace and order situation of the province.
Biay took over the post late last month. /MRT Press Release