Pofile Facts-MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Caloocan firmed up oin Thursday measures to ensure the security of the public especially shoppers doing last minute shopping for the holidays.
Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri said that the security of his constituents this Christmas season against unscrupulous and abusive individuals has been always the primary concern of the city government.
In line with this, Echiverri directed the local police to further intensify its campaign on street crimes particularly those against holdup men and snatchers which increase in number during this time of the year.
Echiverri said that aside from uniformed cops, members of the Reformed Department of Public Safety and Traffic Management (RDPSTM) and barangay tanods are also making rounds in order to discourage criminal activity.
“Most of us are now busy shopping for gifts at different stores and in order to guarantee their safety from criminals, I’ve ordered the deployment of additional security personnel,” the mayor said.
The Special Weapons and Tactic (SWAT) operatives from the Caloocan City Police are also conducting surveillance at stores, bus terminals and places with heavy volume of people as a deterrent to terrorists this coming Christmas.
Authorities are particularly keeping a close watch on locations with ATMs (automated teller machines) as there have been reports of robbers targetting people who have just withdrawn their hard-earned cash.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at different establishments in Caloocan have also been checked to see if they’re still functioning.