CALIXTO TURNS OVER MOBILE CARS TO PASAY-PNP
(Pasay City Police Station Commended for Job Well Done during APEC 2015)
Pasay City Mayor and Regional Peace and Order Council Chairman Antonino “Tony” Calixto and Congresswoman Imelda “Emi” Calixto-Rubiano today turned over eight (8) mobile patrol cars to the Pasay City Police to ensure the maintenance of peace and order within the city.
“We have gained milestones in Pasay’s peace and order situation. Years ago, our city was not as peaceful as it is today. For many years, our city was even called the “Sin City,” Mayor Calixto said.
Throughout the years, Pasay City has recorded a huge decrease in the number of index crimes.
“We have made peace and order among the top priorities. So far, we have gone a long way. The huge turnaround was a mix of good governance and political will. With the help of these vehicles and new equipment, I am certain that this will further improve the peace and order situation in Pasay. We will continue with our efforts so that local and foreign tourists in our Travel City will feel safe and secure. We will make their stay in Pasay City a memorable one,” Mayor Calixto added.
The City Government turned over eight 2015 Toyota Avanzas to support and complement the needed equipment of the Pasay City Police in their anti-criminality and anti-illegal drugs function. Likewise, the vehicles will be used in patrolling, investigation and to quickly respond to calls from the citizens. Three (3) laptops were also donated by Mayor Calixto and Congresswoman Calixto-Rubiano.
“The laptops will help the Pasay PNP in their documentation and processing requirements. This will make their job more efficient,” Cong. Calixto-Rubiano said.
Aside from the vehicles, the Chee Kung Tong Society Branch 5, led by its President Mr. Chester Chua, donated one hundred fifty (150) hand held radios and five hundred sixty (560) police visibility vests to the Pasay PNP.
Earlier this year, the Pasay City Police was also awarded by the National Capital Region Police Office for registering the “Highest in the Solution of Sensational Cases for 2014” for the entire Metro Manila. The award was given during 114th Police Service Anniversary Celebration last August 17, 2015 in Camp Bagong Diwa.
Among the sensational cases solved by the Pasay-PNP include the Martilyo Gang MOA Robbery; the arrest of the Termite Gang that passes through tunnels and drainage systems to get to their targets; the confiscation of high quantity of illegal drugs and firearms; and the arrest of most the Most Wanted Persons in Pasay.
In the same NCRPO ceremony, the City Police Station is also adjudged “Best in Past and Continuing Notable Accomplishments Beyond the Rating Period for Calendar Year 2014” for Metro Manila.
Police Chief Superintendent Joel Doria, the Pasay City Chief of Police said also presented the Pasay City PNP’s accomplishment report. But the highlight of his report was the success of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit which was held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) and at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.
The MOA ARENA was the venue of the APEC 2015 Welcome Dinner for the 21 Heads of Economies, the 44 Economic Ministers and hundreds of CEO’s and global business movers. The PICC was the main venue for the APEC Summit and the World Trade Center served as the International Media Center.
“The success of the recent APEC Summit has put Pasay City on the world map,” Calixto said.
Also present during the turnover ceremonies was former Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas. He said that in order to maintain peace and order in the community, cooperation of the citizens of Pasay is essential.
Press Release: Pasay City - Public Information Office
Tuesday, November 24, 2015