KIANGAN, Ifugao -- The Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) is prodding the Sanguniang Bayan to enact an ordinance adopting “Iwas Disgrasya” as its priority Local Anti-Criminality Action Plan (LACAP) for 2017.

The move came about following reports most of the cases recorded in the police blotters are vehicular traffic accidents (VTAs) resulting to homicide, physical injuries and damage to properties.

Statistics shows from 2013-2016, 74 incidents of VTAs resulted to physical injuries and 54 incidents to damage to properties.

Some 150 cases were caused by human errors due to drunkenness, fast and reckless driving, driving without licenses and driving without helmet for motorcycles and seven due to mechanical defect and four due to bad road condition.

Municipal police head Chief Inspector Roy Awisan said the support and cooperation of all sectors is needed to address the problem.

With the LACAP, it prescribes the guidelines and procedures relative to the conduct of a holistic and comprehensive anti-crime approach to be undertaken jointly by the different sectors of the society and intends to address the prevalent crime in the municipality particularly VTAs.

Councilor Raldis Bulayungan vowed to fast track the enactment of said ordinance. (Daniel Codamon/PIA–CAR)