MALOLOS CITY—Criminals has no place in Bulacan, Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado said yesterday as he announced to convene the Provincial Peace and Order Council tomorrow (Monday).
He also reminded local police to intensify operations against criminal elements; while limiting hours in watching telenovelas in their headquarters.
The governor’s statement came after Bulacan journalists along with businessmen nagged him over the rising crime rate in the first two months of the years in the province.
“Bulacan is peace and it is not a haven for criminals,” Alvarado said in his weekly radio program aired over DWSS radio yesterday.
He said that he will convene the PPOC tomorrow (Monday) to assess and address the situation.
“Criminals are getting bold, insulto n a yan gobyerno lalo na sa PNP,” Alvarado said citing the killing of a businesswoman near the capitol compound here in broad daylight.
“They must be stopped, and to do that, there must be team work between local government units and the local police,” he said.
The governor added that order must come first for peace to take place, noting that criminality serves as deterrent to economic progress.
Alvarado also expressed concerned over police inability to solve crimes and added that they should intensify campaign against law less elements, instead of watching telenovelas in their stations.
“I am not banning them from watching TV, because it’s a source of information on whats going on in the world, but they should limit TV hours especially watching telenovelas,” the governor said.