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MAR, ERAP sign Trust Fund for Manila Housing Projects

December 19, 2014

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...

Safest Christmas' about to come - Roxas

December 18, 2014

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...

PNP All set for the holiday rush - Roxas

December 16, 2014

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...

Roxas orders creation of PNP protocol for disasters

December 15, 2014

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.

Although Roxas previously reported that there...

Roxas: Suspect in Belmonte Ambush Arrested

December 15, 2014

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas has confirmed that the Philippine National Police (PNP) now has custody of one of the gunmen who ambushed the convoy of Iligan Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr.

Dominador Sumanduran Tumala was arrested by authorities this morning at 5:20 AM at Zone 1, Lower Gasi, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.

The sixty-two year old Tumala is a resident of Purok Intramuros, Poblacion Alto, Centro Ozmina, Zamboanga Del Norte and was formerly part of a rebel group.

According to Region 10 Police Director Genabe, Tumala has already been positively identified by one of Belmonte's aides and is set to be brought before Rep. Belmonte for identification.

The police are...

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