DAVAO City maintains a zero crime rate for three consecutive days after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial law in Mindanao, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) reported.
Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum, DCPO city director, told SunStar Davao Saturday that it was the first time that their office has recorded zero crime incidents in their 12 police stations citywide from May 24 to May 26.
"You may not believe it but it's true. Davao City [has] zero crime yesterday (May 27)," Tagum said.
According to him, the city is peaceful now with the declaration of Martial Law and with the implementation of "Hold and Secure" method.
He attributed the result to their implementation of stricter security measures through combined efforts of law enforcement agencies and the deployment of 910 volunteer police auxiliary to maintain peace and order.
DCPO is still in full alert status to prevent possible spillover of the Marawi City siege and diversionary tactics.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio had also issued 30 guidelines to be followed by Dabawenyos during Martial Law.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on May 28, 2017.
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