Naga PNP reinforces crime-busting program
By Gerald O. Enguero
NAGA CITY — The Naga City Police Office (NCPO), with the support of the city government, formally launched during the flag-raising ceremony at the city hall compound here a new program aimed at reducing the incidence of crime against property.
Moved by Mayor John Bongat’s earnest desire to bring back security and order in the streets and in the homes, the city PNP here launched the “APRUB” program that is aimed at facing the problem squarely, to be made more effective by ensuring the active participation not only of concerned law enforcement agencies but also by the people themselves.
From the word “APRUB” A stands for “Aratubangon” which means to face the problem head-on with all the concerned offices and officials discussing and giving their all-out support in addressing the problem of theft, robbery, snatching, and similar petty crimes. P stands for Panirimbagon which means that violators should be punished for the crimes they committed. R stands for Ralamagon or to run after the criminals and bring them to the bar of law and justice. U stands for Uruntukon or to put a stop to these criminal activities, while B stands for Baraguhon, or give the criminals an opportunity to reform after being meted with the penalties they deserve so that they could go back to the mainstream of society and become productive citizens once again.
PSSupt. Antonio N. Gardiola, Jr. City NCPO Director, asked the city residents for their vigilance and help in pinning down law violators through the Barangay Intelligence Network and their respective Barangay officials within the city’s 27 barangays.
Gardiola added they will ask the cooperation of the operators of junk shops, jewelry shops, pawn shops, second-hand stores and other establishments when running after robbers and snatchers who usually dispose of their loot in these shops, or block their attempt to gain profit from these stolen items by refusing to purchase them from suspicious characters.
“We are all involved in this program; some of the residents are not aware that they are also committing a crime by patronizing products that come from illegal sources, as defined by the government’s Anti-Fencing Law.”