QC police initiates dialogue with Muslim community

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Monday, June 2, 2014


THE Quezon City Police District (QCPD) coordinated with the members of the Quezon City Muslim Consultative Council (QCMCC) last Friday for the establishment of a Discipline and Orderly Committee between the Muslims and the QCPD as part of their tightened anti-criminality campaign.

In a dialogue held at the QCPD Conference Room in Camp Karingal, Sikatuna in Quezon City, QCPD Director Police Chief Superintendent Richard Albano met with the members of the QCMCC led by executive director retired General Jameel Jaymalin to talk about the establishment of a committee, which will be of help in solving crime incidents involving Muslims and eventually for the maintenance of peace and order not only in the Muslim communities in particular but in Quezon City in general.

Albano said the meeting also aims to remove the bad impression on Muslims, especially when a crime is committed by a Muslim.

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"Naniwala kami na hindi lahat ng Muslim ay masama at kung may masama man ay mas nakararami pa ang mabubuti," he said.

Jaymalin, however, assured the QCPD leadership of their full support to the Discipline and Orderly Committee. He also thanked Albano for initiating the dialogue and strongly condemns criminal activities that are perpetrated by Muslims.

"Ang totoong Muslim ay mga relihiyosong tao at ang pumatay ng tao ay hindi gawain ng isang totoong Muslim. Kung may makita tayong mga bagong mukha sa ating lugar, sana ay huwag natin silang kunsintihin kung may ginagawang iligal at agad nating isumbong sa barangay o sa kapulisan," he told other members of the Muslim community in Quezon City.

On May 11, two unidentified men on-board a motorcycle wantonly shot four individuals identified as Rodelio Dela Cruz, Alodia Grace Go, Gilmer Gabronino and Angeli Augis along North Fairview in Quezon City.

The QCPD earlier said that there is no clear motive behind the random killing and that all the victims were purely innocent of any crime and were not related to each other.

On the evening of May 13, Muslim Alsaid Mindelano the alleged driver of the gunman was arrested by the authorities together with five other Muslims in an abandoned residential area at Fairmont subdivision in Fairview, Quezon City.

Other Muslims in the area where the suspects were arrested denied having known them and said that they usually hear gunshots from the hideout.

Albano said the untoward shooting incidents could have been prevented if the community has made an effort in reporting earlier to the barangay or to the police the presence of the strangers doing illegal activities in the area.

"Kailangan namin ang inyong kooperasyon sa pamamagitan ng pagreport ninyo sa barangay o sa pulis ang sinumang estranghero sa inyong komunidad lalo na kung alam niyong may mga kahina-hinalang pakay o kilos upang agad nating ma-tsek ang pagkatao ng mga ito," he said.

"Tulungan niyo din kami i-establish ang totoong pangalan ng mga kasama nating Muslim na gumagamit ng halos magkakaparehong alias lalo na kung involve siya sa isang krimen sapagkat dito medyo nahihirapan an gating kapulisan," Albano added.

The QCPD earlier said they will tighten their anti-criminality campaign in the area by deploying more police on the streets providing foot and roving patrolling 24/7. (Sunnex)

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