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Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber tackles security concerns

ILIGAN CITY (PIA)--Through Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber, the Iligan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. brought together key persons from the security and law enforcement sectors, shedding light on pertinent issues to ensure the continued peace and prosperity of the city.

Lawyer Medrobel Ylanan, district officer of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Iligan, emphasized that Iligan remains generally peaceful with a thriving economy, making it an attractive destination for business investments.

Moreover, Department of the Interior and Local Government—Iligan Director Maria Maida Daniot pointed out that peace and security concerns are interconnected with broader economic and social governance issues. She stressed the importance of good governance, emphasizing that various mechanisms and policies are already in place to address concerns.

“Sa mga [for] concerns on juvenile delinquency, illegal drugs, peace and order, daghan na tang [we have a lot of] mechanisms and policies in place. We just need to strengthen it,” she said.

Daniot also related these concerns to the upcoming BSKE on October 30, calling on voters to choose leaders who can deliver efficient and effective programs for their communities.

Media outfits attend the Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber that discussed security issues and concerns in Iligan City. (ADD/PIA-10/Lanao del Norte)

Meanwhile, Iligan City Police Office Director Police Colonel Reinante Delos Santos shared that they have not observed any areas of immediate concern regarding the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). He said they are prepared with a security plan to ensure a peaceful election. He also guaranteed the safety of Iligan during the election and will receive support from the Philippine Army and the Philippine Coast Guard, among others. 

Delos Santos also recognized the importance of community engagement and appreciated the public's concern for the peace and order situation in the city. He highlighted the significance of gathering reliable information from the community, stressing the importance of genuine collaboration between law enforcement and the public to maintain security and safety.

Furthermore, Regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Canine Unit 10 OIC PMaj Jular Cortes underlined the critical importance of refraining from livestreaming police operations and EOD activities. She stressed the importance of not revealing or broadcasting police actions, as doing so can jeopardize the safety of both the public and law enforcement officers. Perpetrators may be in the vicinity and could use this information to evade capture or carry out potentially dangerous actions. (LELA/PIA-10/Lanao del Norte)

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