Eleazar to promote security measures to improve peace and order

Eleazar to promote security measures to improve peace and order

By Tracy Cabrera

File photo of retired PNP chief Guillermo Eleazar (right) with other high ranking PNP officers while deploying police security for President Rodrigo Duterte’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 2021. (Photo: Philippine News Agency)

MANILA — Stressing the importance of peace and order to establish strong foundations of economic development, Partido Reporma senatorial bet Guillermo Lorenzo Tolentino Eleazar vowed to further improve on legislation that would promote security and proper governmental management throughout the country.

“Ang ating economic development is also anchored on the security, on peace and order. Hindi natin puwede paghiwalayin iyan kaya laging babalik at babalik tayo dito,” Eleazar pointed out in reiteration of his original focus on his legislative agenda that is attuned to his advocacy to run for a seat in the Senate.

As former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, the retired police general from Tagkawayan, Quezon underscored the importance of making communities across the archipelago safe from lawlessness and criminality, which includes terrorism and insurgency, by professionalizing law enforcement agencies so they could promptly respond to the needs of the citizenry and in return encourage people to be more cooperative to the government.

He added that in professionalizing law enforcement agencies through pertinent reforms in the implementation of peace and order policies, the result would be a more disciplined public that would become productive and responsible for the development of the whole country.

“In the past years I’ve been in the PNP, particularly in the last half year being the chief PNP, nakita natin na napakalaking impact noong pagtaas ng disiplina ng ating kapulisan sa kanilang performance,” he enthused.

“Iyon kasi ang nakikita ng taongbayan at nagiging dahilan para sila ay mag-cooperate at tumulong sa atin. Ito ang nakikita ko ngayon na possible legislation para lalo pang mapaganda ang disiplina,” he opined.

To back his pronouncements, the 26th PNP chief cited the 64 percent decrease in the country’s crime rate from 2016 to 2021, which further improved to four notches more at a significant 68 percent decrease in criminality last October as per data from the National Statistics Authority (NSA). (ai/mtvn)

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