As an example of cooperation between the national and local levels of government, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Manila City Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada shared the stage in signing the trust fund for informal settler families (ISF)’s homes to cap off this year’s Urban Poor Solidarity Week.
"Nandito tayo para maisakatuparan ang isang matibay at ligtas na tahanan para sa lahat [ng nakatira sa mapanganib na lugar] (We are here to provide sturdy and safe houses for all those living in danger areas.)," said Roxas.
Leaders from government, civil society and people’s organizations bore witness to the awarding of the multimillion-peso...
With about a week left before Christmas, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has given the public his utmost assurance that they can count on the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the "safest Christmas" thus far, thanks to their intensified anti-crime campaign.
"This will be our gift to the Filipino public: the safest Christmas season that we've all been working for," said Roxas to the leaders of more than 150,000 PNP personnel stationed in different parts of the country.
Roxas has previously confirmed a downward trend in criminality in NCR mainly due to the deliberate, programmatic and sustained approach that the PNP has taken under OPLAN Lambat-Sibat. He has also...
In anticipation of the holiday season's rush, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has assured the public that the 150,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP) is prepared to maintain peace and order in the streets.
Roxas has already coordinated with the PNP OIC PCSupt. Leonardo Espina, to ensure that high crime areas of convergence, especially malls in Metro Manila, will be under the close watch of authorities.
"We saturate these areas with police personnel because criminals cluster around commercial areas," said Roxas.
Roxas has previously confirmed a downward trend in criminality in NCR mainly due to the deliberate, programmatic and sustained approach that the PNP...
During his weekly briefing on Friday, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to take the lead in creating a protocol for police response in times of disasters.
"In times of disaster, police presence also means government presence. A protocol in times of disaster can help ensure this," Roxas told General Danilo Constantino, Director for Police Community Relations of the PNP.
During the meeting, Gen. Constantino reported that the PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) was deployed in Eastern Samar while other units were put on standby for immediate response in the aftermath of typhoon Ruby.