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Miravite says Lobregat lacks interest in solving peace and order problem

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Former city police director retired Col. Rex Miravite yesterday said Mayor Celso Lobregat seems not interested in solving the peace and order problem of Zamboanga City.

In an interview, Miravite said the peace and order situation of the city has been erratic and deteriorating with no visible security plan in sight because the mayor shows very little concern on this very important aspect. He added that this could lead to more lost investment opportunities that would surely pave the way for more progress and development of the city.

“The mayor only convenes the Crisis Management Committee and hold press conferences every time there is kidnapping, bombing or other heinous crime incidents. Our city officials and the authorities only move and take action every time an incident occurs. They are always on reactionary mode and not on the preventive approach,” Miravite, a council aspirant of UNA said.

The former retired police officer stressed the reactionary measure cannot solve crime incidents or put an end to heinous crimes in this city such as the lastest abduction of teacher Flordeliza Ongchua in Labuan.

What we need are anticipatory measures that calls for a long range crime prevention plan attuned to the prevailing peace and order condition, Miravite said.

The chief executive is not interested to improve the peace and order because he is not interested and refuses to give importance to suggestions and recommendations on how to handle the peace and order problem.

“Had the mayor been responsive to the introduction of appropriate crime preventive measures, so many crimes could have been prevented and a lot of victims could have been saved from being killed like chickens in broad daylight,” Miravite added.

Other officials are also starting to talk but on empty words for the sake of grandstanding, without coming out with legislative measures that would address the deteriorating peace and order condition of the city.

“Next year, as soon as the sun rises in the east and we will have a new local chief executive and probably new local legislators, hopefully they will be concerned in finding solution to this problem and they can only do that if they know how to listen to the voice of the people,” Miravite emphasized.
“If given the chance to be with the august body, I will see to it that the city will have a Crime Prevention Master Plan in order to address the number one problem which is peace and order.”

By Nonong Santiago




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