ID system seen to safeguard junkshops

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014


CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- An identification (ID) system is being proposed in Pampanga to safeguard and enhance junkshop operations in the province.

On Monday, Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde met with the heads of Pampanga Junkshop Federation led by its president Jesus Tim Dela Cruz to discuss the proposed ID system and the group's By Laws.

"The main purpose of the issuance of the ID System is to safeguard the safety and flow of the junkshop business operations in Pampanga," Albayalde said.

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During the dialogue, the federation also raised their concerns like the perennial problem on "jumpers" and alleged extortion activities.

"You can coordinate with the chiefs of police from your respective municipalities in order to address these problems properly and who in turn may give recommendations in order to avoid prevent such difficulties from happening again," said Albayalde.

The junkshop associations must conduct awareness meetings with homeowners associations and barangay officials, in order to present the ID system, he said.

At the same time, Albayalde advised the federation members to continuously coordinate with the police and barangay authorities "to put a stop to any problems that may arise in the future."

With Albayalde during the meeting at the Pampanga Police Provincial Office’s Katimawan Hall were Superintendent Rodney Balayo IV, chief of intelligence and Superintendent Raquel Lingayo, chief of operations. (Ric Sapnu)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 23, 2014.

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