PAGADIAN CITY, Sept. 7 (PIA) – In light of the bomb explosion in Davao City on Friday, Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones ordered barangay officials to be vigilant at all times.
Pulmones, who graced the awarding ceremony of the top 5 most clean and green barangays at the New Executive Function Hall, City Hall Complex on Monday, said he made the call for them to be aware that the city is under bomb threat.
“So far, we have a bomb threat,” Pulmones announced, adding that the information was gathered from authorities during a meeting of the peace and order council (POC) at the mayor’s office early Monday.
Pulmones said the bomb explosion in Davao City, which claimed 14 lives and left 68 wounded was alarming and should grow concern not only among police and military authorities but also on local officials and the general public.
The local chief executive ordered barangay chairmen to increase their vigilance in their respective barangays so as to prevent the incident to happen in the city.
“Do not be complacent, instead report immediately to authorities the presence of suspicious persons, packages or devices left in your respective areas,” Pulmones advised.
He reiterated the need for barangay officials and all citizens to help in keeping the peace and order situation in the city saying that the problem on security is everybody’s concern.
Meanwhile, City Local Government Operations Officer Paulia Gadiano urged punong barangays to immediately convene their respective barangay peace and order council to strengthen peace and order and public safety plans.
“Do not wait for the mayor to issue an executive order because it is your mandate to secure your constituents,” Gadiano pressed.
Gadiano gave her earnest request to help the government address terror threats. (ALT/GCC/PIA9/Zamboanga del Sur)