Fa­mil­iaran backs de­ploy­ment of more troops in Ne­gros Occ

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BA­COLOD City Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­mil­iaran ex­pressed his sup­port on the or­der of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte to de­ploy ad­di­tional troops in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal.

Duterte also or­dered the ad­di­tional de­ploy­ment of po­lice and mil­i­tary forces in Ne­gros Ori­en­tal, Sa­mar and the Bi­col re­gion to sup­press law­less vi­o­lence and acts of ter­ror and pre­vent such vi­o­lence from spread­ing and es­ca­lat­ing else­where in the coun­try.

Fa­mil­iaran said yes­ter­day in Ba­colod City, the pres­ence of po­lice in the streets is a big help to re­duce the crime in­ci­dents.

“There’s no prob­lem on it if we will have more po­lice per­son­nel here, but the mil­i­tary force should stay on their bar­racks while the po­lice mat­ters should be en­dorsed to the po­lice force,” he said.

Fa­mil­iaran noted that the Ba­colod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) was also con­duct­ing check­point op­er­a­tions in var­i­ous barangays.

He added as long as it could not cre­ate fear to the pub­lic, there’s no prob­lem on it. ”I don’t think so that the Pres­i­dent will de­clare a na­tion­wide martial law,” he said.

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