ANGELES CITY -- Balibago barangay captain Rodelio Mamac led Monday a joint special meeting of Barangay Peace and Order Committee (BPOC), Balibago Business Establishments Association (BBEA) and Rotary Club of Balibago.
The meeting was held at the barangay hall in this city in a bid to address peace and order concerns of residents here.
Mamac, in an interview, told Sun.Star Pampanga that among those discussed during the meeting were concerns over local security against criminal elements, security within subdivision areas and local establishments, as well as information drives on the modus operandi of petty crime thieves operating in the city.
"These concerns are the things that we want address so that our people could live in a community where they could be protected from criminal elements and where society itself plays a crucial role in helping our leaders thwart criminal elements," Mamac said.
Speakers in the said meeting include Angeles City Police Station 4 commander Luisito Tan, who discussed the prevailing peace and order situation in the Balibago Business District.
City Vice Mayor Vicenta Vega-Cabigting also gave her welcome remarks and urged locals in the city to intensify peace and order campaigns.
Other speakers include lawyer Ronaldo Duro and Angeles City Police Director Danilo Bautista, among others.
Among the issues raised during the meeting is the possibility of putting up closed circuit television cameras in major business establishments in the Balibago business district like malls, restaurants and hotels.
This, according to Mamac, will enable the local police to have close monitoring of the many areas of the city. It also serves as potential source of information when a crime is committed in the area where the cameras operate.
"Cameras could also discourage criminal elements from pursuing their plans. Also, there is a growing need to further educate the people on how petty thieves operate like the Laglag Barya or Salisi Gangs which have been reported to have victimized many residents here," Mamac said.
Mamac said all issues and proposals raised in the meeting will be drafted into a formal action plan that will be implemented in the barangay level. He also hopes that the plans could also be adopted by other barangays in Angeles City.
"Angeles City has different barangays with different needs in terms of peace and order. We are optimistic that others will see through such activity and lead their own villages in a more comprehensive planning and action plans on peace and order," Mamac said.