Pasay Police Intensify Crime Prevention

The Pasay City police was asked yesterday by the city government to increase their police visibility in strategic areas to prevent criminals from taking advantage of city residents, especially local and foreign tourists expected to visit the country because of the Christmas season.

Pasay Mayor Antonino Calixto ordered the local police chief, Senior Supt. Rodolfor Llorca to ensure that there will be more foot patrol roving in identified crime-prone areas; Pasay-Rotonda, Libertad-Taft, Mall of Asia, Resorts World of Manila and hotels like Mariot Hotel, Heritage Hotel, Hotel Sofitel, Midas Hotel and others.

"We should secure our balikbayans and tourists arriving at Terminal 1 and 3. There should be round-the clock patrol team in the vicinity of the airports so that the criminals will not prey on them," Calixto said.

Calixto also came out with a reminder to all business establishment owners in the city to comply with Ordinance No. 4532, s. 2011, requiring them to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

He said that the reminder was made to business owners after proving that CCTV camera is a good measure to deter crimes.

The mayor also came out with a warning that all establishments must comply otherwise their business permits may be withheld.

Calixto, in his order to the police, said that policemen should be vigilant during this time especially of the approaching holidays as this is the time that criminals are preying on the public.

"Let us continue to be vigilant because in these uncertain times, many people are concerned about the threat of rising crime in their communities. With our law enforcement agencies being stretched to their limits, it has never been more important for citizens to cooperate to prevent crime," Calixto said.

Llorca was also directed by Calixto to coordinate closely with security chiefs of business establishments in the city, including shopping malls as well as other places where people tend to congregate at this time of the year to ensure a crime-free holidays.

Calixto said that aside from being a shopping mecca since one of the largest shopping malls, the Mall of Asia is located in the city, it is also a major transportation hub with the presence of bus terminals and the Light Rail Transit and the Metro Rail Transit stations.

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