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“No major incident occurred during the Ati-atihan” this is the statement of Chief Superintendent John C Bulalacao, regional director of Police Regional Office 6 in one of his interviews the day after the highlight of the ‘Ati Fest”. Police Regional Office 6 attributes the peaceful celebration of Ati-atihan Festival 2019 to the strong anti-criminality campaign and public safety operations.

The visible presence of 1,500 policemen along with other security personnel from other law enforcement agencies and peacekeeping volunteers manning the entrance and exits of the activity areas in Kalibo and the establishment of checkpoints and chokepoints paved the way to the success of the security coverage.

In the 2-day highlight, Crime incidents decreased by 60% compared to last year. In 2018, there were 10 cases recorded (physical injuries 4, motor napping 3 and theft 3) but this year, only four (4) cases were recorded such as: one (1) physical Injury and three (3) theft cases.

The active participation of the Local Government Unit (LGU) and other stakeholders that showcase the effectiveness of the whole of community approach of security operation coupled with the strict implementation of OPLAN SITA, saturation drive,OPLAN Bakal in engagement areas led to a more secured environment with lesser crime incidents.

 Chief Superintendent Bulalacao, expressed his gratitude to the general public, local media, PRO6 personnel, other law enforcement agencies and volunteers for the successful, orderly, secured and peaceful celebration of Ati-atihan Festival 2019 in Aklan. The threefold aim of PRO6 to maintain zero occurrence of major incident in big events, reduce crime incidents during the festivity and increase the level of confidence of the stakeholders to the police was achieved in this activity.

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Police Regional Office 6 is all set for Dinagyang festivities with a total of 2,347 strong personnel who will work under Site Task Group (STG) Dinagyang that aims for zero major incident, reduction of fear of crime and increase the level of confidence of the stakeholders by ensuring a safe, orderly and succesful Dinagyang Festival 2019.
Dinagyang (local term for “merrymaking”) is an internationally renowned festival celebrated every fourth week of January to pay homage to the Holy Child Jesus. Numerous activities are on deck such as colorful parades and artistic performances of the participating Kasadyahan and Dinagyang Tribes. Major events are coupled with food festivals, live band concerts, sports activities and other cultural shows in different venues around the city which lure local and foreign tourists.
With the numerous related activities, enemy threat groups or criminal gangs may take advantage of the situation and perpetrate their wicked activities that may endanger the lives and properties the festivity goers.
In answer to the identintified threats, PRO6 adopts the Major Event Security Framework (MESF) which utilizes all available personnel, resources of the different government and other law enforcement agencies. Police Assistance Centers (PACs) will be strategically placed along major highways, hotels, malls, churches, terminals, tourist destinations, seaports, and other areas vulnerable to attacks manned by uniformed personnel who could immediately respond in all forms of emergencies. All judging areas are complemented with emergency response teams, security and peace and order components.
PRO6 also deployed Red Team who administered series of Simulation Exercises (SIMEX) to eavaluate and test the security plan including the contingency plans of the different scenarios in order to identify gaps and immediately address concerns prior the activities.
Force multipiers will also be utilized to augment the security deployment specifically on crowd control during the major activties. These force multipliers are Barangay Tanods, BPATs, other volunteer groups and students from the different schools in Iloilo City.
PRO6 appeals for cooperation from the festival goers and avoid bringing prohibited items such as firearms, bladed weapons and pointed objects. Backpacks and glass bottles are stricly not allowed in the all areas during the major festivities.
 
JOEM J MALONG
Police Superintendent
Regional Public Information Office
For clarification, please contact telephone number (033) 330-2553
 

The crime incidents in Western Visayas for 2018 reduced by 35.05 percent.

 

PRO6 indicates that crimes recorded from January to December 2018 in Western Visayas totalled 28,775 cases which is 15,529 cases (35.05%) lower compared to 44,304 crime incidents during the same period in 2017.

            The 28,775 cases in 2018 were crimes from the following provinces; Iloilo City with the highest crime incident recorded, 8,480 followed by Iloilo Police Provincial Office with 5, 707, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office 4,437, Capiz Police Provincial Office 3,038, Bacolod City Police Office 2,816, Aklan Police Provincial Office 2,306, Antique Police Provincial Office 1,185 and Guimaras Police Provincial Office with the lowest crime incidents recorded which totalled to 806.

            The total crime volume 44, 304 in 2017 were from: ICPO with 9,949; IPPO with 8,230; NOCCPO with 10,424; CPPO with 3,925; BCPO with 3,400; Aklan PPO with 5,592; Antique with PPO 1,806 and Guimaras PPO with 978.

Out of the recorded 28,775 crimes in 2018, 5,392 of which were index crimes or crimes committed against persons and properties while the remaining 23, 383 were non-index crime or violations of special laws. On the other hand, out of the figure 44, 304 in 2017, 1, 406 of which were index crimes and 32, 898 were non-index crimes. 

Out of the 5,392 index crime recorded in 2018, physical injuries was the most prevalent with 2,113 followed by theft 1,323, Robbery 619, rape 536, murder 465, homicide 195, motor napping 122. Cattle rustling 12 and car napping 7.

            Meanwhile, the region’s Crime Solution Efficiency increased with 74.23 percent in 2018 compared to 71. 85 percent in the whole period of 2017. The Crime Clearance Efficiency also increased which pegged at 80.02 percent for 2018 compared to 76.65 percent in 2017.

Police Chief Superintendent John C Bulalacao, Police Regional Office 6 top cop commends the unit commanders in Western Visayas in reducing crime incidents and increasing crime solution efficiency of the region.
 
JOEM J MALONG
Police Superintendent
Regional Public Information Office
 
For clarification, please contact telephone number (033) 330-2553

 

 
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Five hundred fifty-two (552) personnel of Police Regional Office 6 will augment Aklan Provincial Police Office for the Ati-atihan Festival 2019.
In a Send-off ceremony held at PRO6 Headquarters after the Monday Flag Raising Ceremony on January 14, PSSUPT Jesus D Cambay Jr., Deputy Regional Director for Administration of Police Regional Office 6 reminded the personnel to always be on alert and to conduct themselves properly. 
The 552 personnel is composed of 2 teams (16 members) of SWAT from Antique and Capiz Police Provincial Offices, eight (8) from PRO6 Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) team and the 528 personnel were from different police stations in Western Visayas. These personnel will be distributed to the different Task Units of Site Task Group (STG) Ati-atihan. 
With the adoption of the Major Event Security Framework (MESF) template on security coverage, Police Regional Office 6 aims for zero major incidents for the entire festivity. 
 
JOEM J MALONG
Police Superintendent
Regional Public Information Office
For clarification, please contact telephone number (033) 330-2553

 


Police Regional Office 6 will adopt the Major Event Security Framework (MESF)
in the upcoming ati-atihan festival in Kalibo, Aklan. A security preparation
which utilizes all available personnel, resources of the government
and other law enforcement agency. 

Kalibo Ati Atihan Festival Aerial View Project LUPAD

The Kalibo Ati-Atihan is the most celebrated festival of the province every third week of January.
Foreign nationals, tourists, national and local dignitaries, government and public officials, vacationers and other VIPs, visitors and local populace from all walks of life are always expected to join the yearly merry making.
With this, several lawless elements mostly from other places such as local and international threat groups, drug traffickers and users, pickpockets, snatchers, and others might take advantage of the situation and engaged in their nefarious activities.     
            To counter existing threats, Police Assistance Centers will be placed along major highways, hotels, malls, churches, terminals, tourist distinations, seaports, and other areas vulnerable to terrorist hostile activities where public can easily seek assistance in cases of emergency.
            This is to preemt the possible occurrence of any criminal activities by various threats groups in the region who will possibly take advantage of the situation to carry out illegal activities.
            Furthermore, PNP personnel from PRO6 will be augmented to Aklan PPO to beef up police presence and other safety services. 
            LIkewise, members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT’s) and other force multipliers will be mobilized to augment the police force.
            Western Visayas police encourages the support of the Akeanons in the promotion of Peace and Order by reporting presence of suspicious individual that may discrupt the festivity.  Hence, police operations will be conducted such OPLAN SITA, saturation drive, OPLAN BAKAL and establishment of chokepoints in the engagement area. Public is warned not to bring any pointed objects or deadly weapon and firearms.
            Police Chief Superintendent Bulalacao, PRO6 top cop aims have zero crime incidents during the celebration and encourages the public to cooperate in the maintenance of peace, order and security.
 
 
JOEM J MALONG
Police Superintendent
Regional Public Information Office
 
For clarification, please contact telephone number (033) 330-2553.
 

 

Police Regional Office 6 will adopt the Major Event Security Framework (MESF) in the upcoming ati-atihan festival in Kalibo, Aklan. A security preparation which utilizes all available personnel, resources of the government and other law enforcement agency. 

The Kalibo Ati-Atihan is the most celebrated festival of the province every third week of January.

Foreign nationals, tourists, national and local dignitaries, government and public officials, vacationers and other VIPs, visitors and local populace from all walks of life are always expected to join the yearly merry making.

With this, several lawless elements mostly from other places such as local and international threat groups, drug traffickers and users, pickpockets, snatchers, and others might take advantage of the situation and engaged in their nefarious activities.     

            To counter existing threats, Police Assistance Centers will be placed along major highways, hotels, malls, churches, terminals, tourist distinations, seaports, and other areas vulnerable to terrorist hostile activities where public can easily seek assistance in cases of emergency.

            This is to preemt the possible occurrence of any criminal activities by various threats groups in the region who will possibly take advantage of the situation to carry out illegal activities.

            Furthermore, PNP personnel from PRO6 will be augmented to Aklan PPO to beef up police presence and other safety services. 

            LIkewise, members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT’s) and other force multipliers will be mobilized to augment the police force.

            Western Visayas police encourages the support of the Akeanons in the promotion of Peace and Order by reporting presence of suspicious individual that may discrupt the festivity.  Hence, police operations will be conducted such OPLAN SITA, saturation drive, OPLAN BAKAL and establishment of chokepoints in the engagement area. Public is warned not to bring any pointed objects or deadly weapon and firearms.

            Police Chief Superintendent Bulalacao, PRO6 top cop aims have zero crime incidents during the celebration and encourages the public to cooperate in the maintenance of peace, order and security.