BALANGA CITY — Bataan Gov. Jose Enrique Garcia III on Friday underscored the
importance of good relations between the local police and the community, saying
it is a key to favorable peace and order condition in the province.
The governor announced that with better relations with the police and also the
military, Bataan has registered lesser crime rate and for some time already free
Garcia was guest of honor and speaker during the culmination ceremony of the
27 th Police Community Relations Month celebration at Camp Tolentino here that
has for its theme “Ugnayang pulisya at komunidad tungo sa mapayapa, maayos at
maunlad na pamayanan.”
The Bataan Police Provincial Office headed by director Col. Romell Velasco has
received many awards in Region 3.
Velasco initiated the holding of a mini-market inside the camp by Aeta natives
where they sell on schedule fruits and vegetables.
The governor after the program went to the Aeta tiangge and bought bagful of
fruits and vegetables.
“Taos-pusong nagpapasalamat ang pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Bataan sa
pulisya sa walang sawang paglilingkod at pagsasakripisyo upang mapanatili ang
kapayapaan at kaayusan sa lalawigan,” Garcia said.
The governor added that with the good relations between the police and the
community, residents are informed of the programs of the police in relations to
peace and order.
“Sa magandang ugnayan ng pulisya at komunidad, mas maiintindihan nila kung
ano ang mga mas dapat malaman, gawin at sundin lalo na sa panahon ngayon na
bumabangon pa lang sa pandemya at maaaring marami ang matutukso na hindi
gumawa ng mabuti,” he said.
“Kaya mas maganda na nakikita ang ating kapulisan sa pamayanan at bukod sa
visibility ay mayroon talagang dialog nang sa ganoon ay buong buo ang suporta ng
pamayanan sa adhikain at layunin ng kapulisan pagdating sa kapayapaan,” Garcia
The governor said he was informed by Velasco that one of the improvements the
police director wanted was for the members of the police force to be healthy and
ready to serve and therefore has continued the regular Zumba program.
Garcia said that aside from exercise, he suggested police to implement the
provincial program of “Kasama Ani ang Kabarangay” where police will maintain
vegetable gardens. “Mas madali na kumain ng hindi masustansiya dahil readily
available kaya hihimukin natin ang pulisya na magtanim ng mga gulay.”
“Ang mga bakanteng lupa na hindi ginagamit ay hihiramin at tatamnan ng gulay
para meron nang source ng gulay na pwedeng makain ng ating mga kababayan
lalo na ang ating kapulisan. Napakadaling programa lang naman ito. Kailangan
lang ay tutukan at may naka-assign para mapangalagaan itong ating gulayan sa
bayan o barangay,” the governor said.
Garcia also invited police to join the “Dalaw sa Barangay” that he will soon
implement in the province similar to the program when he was mayor of Balanga
City and congressman of the second district.