Zero Crime Rate in Davao City, Thanks to Martial Law

THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) recorded zero crime rate in the city a day after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Ma. Teresita Gaspan said in a press conference said that the declaration of martial law in Mindanao effective May 23 may have limited the activities of the Dabawenyos.

“Modestly aside, within the 24 hours since the implementation of martial law, we have negative recorded crime incidents. It’s a good external motivation,” she said.
“Negative (from Police Station 1 up to Police Station 12, we have not recorded any incidents until now (Thursday morning),” she said.

She said having such record is a good external motivation since it is indicator that many people followed the law. “Peaceful bisan ang dalan (Even the roads are peaceful),” she said.

“We also have round-the-clock inspections in many areas within the city. We also conduct thorough inspections to the motorists,” she said.

Mayor Duterte said they will supplement the city’s guidelines with the guidelines that will be crafted by the President and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

She said the guidelines are necessary to prevent the possible incursion of terrorists within the city.

“We do not know who our enemies are inside Davao. Violence may escalate inside [the city] or problems may come in,” she said.

But before the declaration, the DCPO recorded a total of 3,581 cases since the start of the year until May 21. These include murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, and carnapping,

Source:  Suns Star DAVAO

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