Elite unit going after motor-riding criminals
An elite motorcycle unit will be launched today by the Mandaue City Police Office to run after motor-riding criminals.
MCPO Director Senior Superintendent Roberto Alanas said the unit will be called Mandaue Tactical Response Unit (MTRU). Alanas said the unit will help deter crimes perpetrated by riding in tandem and provide traffic assistance to the public as well.
It will also help increase police presence in the streets especially now that Christmas is near.
Chief Inspector Joven Larga, information officer of MCPO, said the launch of MTRU is expected to help solve shooting incidents in the city like what happened to Police Officer 1 Mae Sasing.
Sasing was shot dead in Barangay Basak, Mandaue City while on her way home to Consolacion driving her motorcycle. The suspect was her ex-boyfriend, Felix Taytayan, who allegedly could not accept that the victim did not want him anymore.
Taytayan was arrested on November 3 in Madridejos, Bantayan Island and is now facing charges.
Larga said the MTRU will conduct daily security patrols in the areas of convergence or places that are full of people like public market.
"Mga personnel natin ang i-tap, mabilis makapagrespond ang police natin," Larga said.
In line with the Christmas season, Larga said they will set up police assistance desks in commercial areas within the city.
Mandaue City Mayor Gabriel Luigi Quisumbing promised to support the initiatives of MCPO.