“Looks like change has come,” says Arnold Clavio of GMA News as he opened his report about the zero crime rate in Metro Manila yesterday, June 30, 2016.
According to the report by Jun Veneracion of GMA News, the PNP NCRPO claimed that no crime was registered in Metro Manila during the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The zero crime rate happens only in Metro Manila when Manny Pacquiao, now a Senator, has a boxing match.
Chief Insp. Kimberly Molitas, spokesperson of PNP-NCRPO summarizes his observation yesterday in one paragraph.
I suppose it is unusual, una sa lahat bago pa naman talaga manumpa ang ating presidente…marami nang unusual na nangyari sa law enforcement side.
Chief Inspector Molitas was referring to the unusually high volume of drug-related suspects who voluntarily surrendered to their local police precincts and accept the offer of amnesty and livelihood assistance by the PNP.
It can be recalled that a week before the Duterte inauguration, more than 300 drug pushers and users from 12 barangays in Quezon City surrendered to the police.
Meanwhile in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat, more than 3000 drug users and pushers combined surrendered to the police to avail the gracious offer of leniency by the local authorities.
According to the Pasay City Police Chief Senior Supt. Joel Dorie, they expect around 500 drug pushers and users to surrender on Friday, which is today in Pasay.
Bibigyan muna natin sila ng pagkakataon na sumuko sa atin, after nito intensify na natin ang operation laban sa kanila.
The Pasay police told GMA News that they are giving the drug-related suspects 5 days to give up and undergo rehabilitation.
After the deadline this Friday, the Pasay police promised to intensify their anti-drug campaign.
The PNP said that the information gathered from the surrenderees has been a big help in their anti-illegal drugs operation. The PNP organization expects a vigorous campaign under the Duterte administration.
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Source: GMA News