Statement: Deputy Presidential Spokesperson on the week of August 3-7, 2015

This week, President Aquino attended the anniversary celebrations of two government services which have, in recent years, implemented reforms targeted toward more efficient performance in order to serve the people.

[English] Benigno S. Aquino III, Sixth State of the Nation Address, July 27, 2015

More than five years have passed since we put a stop to the culture of “wang-wang,” not only in our streets, but in society at large; since we formally took an oath to fight corruption to eradicate poverty; and since the Filipino people, our bosses, learned how to hope once more. My bosses, this is the story of our journey along the Straight Path.

Benigno S. Aquino III, Sixth State of the Nation Address, July 27, 2015

Ito ang aking ikaanim na SONA. Muli akong humaharap sa Kongreso at sa sambayanan upang iulat ang lagay ng ating bansa. Mahigit limang taon na ang lumilipas mula nang itinigil natin ang wang-wang, hindi lang sa kalsada, kundi sa buong lipunan; mula nang pormal tayong nanumpang labanan ang katiwalian upang masugpo ang kahirapan; at mula nang natuto muling mangarap ang Pilipino. Mga Boss, ito ang kuwento ng ating paglalakbay sa Daang Matuwid. – Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III, Sixth State of the Nation Address, July 27, 2015

Wanted leader of Balane Group captured

The leader of the most notorious Balane Robbery and Hold-up Group was arrested in Iloilo through a joint operation of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Police operations intensified in Davao with new patrol jeeps

Better coordination between the police forces In the Davao Region is now expected, especially during operations.

PNP captures suspected thief using “SAFE KAm”

A suspected bike thief was arrested after having been captured by one of the 32 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed along the Pasay Rotonda area under Project SAFE KAm.

New patrol jeeps to be distributed in Mindanao

The 30 new patrol jeeps will be used not only in responding to criminal activity but also in emergency situations such as transporting evacuees or relief goods during disasters.

DILG to implement a needs-based strategy for distribution of patrol jeeps

On June 5, 2015, DILG turned over 14 patrol jeeps to various municipalities of Sorsogon. The DILG patrol jeeps are meant to complement the PNP’s Oplan Lambat-Sibat, which aims to fight crimes in a deliberate, programmatic, and sustained manner.

DILG launches SAFE KAm

Project SAFE KAm is a crime prevention measure which utilizes closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to aid the arrest of criminals and deter the occurrence of crimes.

Patrol jeeps will help address insurgency issues in Samar

Samar is the first province to receive brand new multi-role patrol vehicle units in Eastern Visayas, as a complementary part of OPLAN Lambat-Sibat, an intensifed anti-crime campaign[.]