By lovely a. carillo
Mayor Sara Duterte reiterated her instruction to the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) to follow the order of priority in preventing and solving crimes.
“As city mayor I know you can’t cover everything; my instruction to the police officers has always been to prioritize crimes against persons and property,” Sara said in an interview. Based on these, the crimes that DCPO should prioritize are theft, rape and murder.
Sara said people are not forced to go into gambling although it is illegal. “Ang gambling wala man tao gipugos magsugal, although illegal sya but people are not forced na mupatad sila man gyud ang muduol ana,” she added.
“If you have to prioritize what crimes to focus on, then it should be crimes against persons and properties,” she told the police.
Meanwhile, DCPO spokesperson Police Senior Inspector Ma. Teresita Gaspan assured Dabawenyos that none of his personnel are involved in illegal gambling.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa has earlier announced a stricter campaign against illegal gambling all over the country.
Gaspan said the DCPO has implemented an internal cleansing to ensure none of its personnel is involved in illegal gambling.