The Davao Regional Police Department (PRO 11) has supported the mayor of Davao Sara Duterte-Carpio's Mayor to exclude the town of Davao from Mindanao's implementation of the military condition after he noticed a stable peace and order situation over the past years.
"We fully support the will of the mayor to raise the military law in Davao. We firmly believe and believe in its depth and discernment of the prevailing situation in the peace and order of the city … We will also submit the assessment and rating needed to support the local leaders on the exemption from the fight against law, "PRO 11 said in a statement.
During his introductory speech at the 5th Investment Conference in Davao (icon) on June 20, Duterte-Carpio expressed his desire to lift the military situation in the city of Davao after talks with ambassadors on the state of war in Mindanao. The recommendation was made before the end of the year at the end of the year to attract more investment and tourists to get to the city.
In PRO 11, it is added that two years of implementation of the state of war and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) together with other law enforcement units could maintain peace and order in the city, even as one of its positive results is the arrest of the patriarch of Maute Group in 2017.
In addition, there were arrests of high members of communist groups, high-ranking drug targets and arrests of the most wanted persons.
"With or without military condition, the Police Regional Office 11 continues to carry out its task of protecting the rights of life, liberty and property of people, while ensuring respect for legitimate disagreement, committed within the limits of the law," he added.
In the midst of the overwhelming threats in the presidential hometown, PRO 11 has strengthened several security programs to address security threats by introducing intelligent police action such as the Geographic Information System (GIS), Face Detection System (FRS), and PNIS.
All of these are located in PRO 11 RTOC Center for Emergency Communications and Operations PRO 11, which serves as the main coordination center for all operating units in compliance with law enforcement, internal security, special operations and crime. compilation / statistics compilation functions.
In addition to investing in technology, staffing has already become known and trained in skills, especially in the area of research, intelligence and community relations, to proactively respond to all security issues in their field of work.
"Regardless of the decision of the Peace Council and of the proposal of exemption from the military condition, we still call on all Davao's to be careful and continue to provide help to law enforcement through the transfer of important information in view of their patriotic duty to protect themselves and their families because we believe that the civilian population is an important part of the government's fight against terrorism, "PRO 11 said.