By Francis Wakefield
About 82 percent of people in Metro Manila feel safer because of the Philippine National Police (PNP) war on illegal drugs based on the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia Research Inc., the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) disclosed.
The NCRPO’s war against illegal drugs was implemented on July 1, 2016 and its five months relentless implementation gained 82 percent approval rating from the public based on the result of the Pulse Asia Research survey question: “Compared to last year, I feel that it is less dangerous now in our place because of the campaign against illegal drugs.”
The survey was conducted on December 6 -11, 2016 in Metro Manila with randomly selected respondents from all walks of life.
NCRPO chief Police Director, Oscar A. Albayalde, said he is inspired by the result of the survey and assured the public to continue the thrust of the NCRPO on crime prevention and suppression, war against illegal drugs and illegal gambling and Internal Cleansing Program.
“This result will serve as our driving force to continue our mission on eradicating illegal drugs and other illegal activities in the Metro,” Albayalde said.
“We will take this accomplishment as one of our basis and guide to further improve our performance, to address the security demands of the public, and to further pursue our transformation program.” Albayalde added.
Albayalde, at the same time, expressed his gratitude to the public and further encouraged them to continue their support and cooperation to all the NCRPO undertakings. He acknowledged the significance of the information sharing that lead to the arrest and neutralization of illegal drugs personalities.
Albayalde assured that all the information, reports and complaints of public will be acted accordingly and promptly.
“The fulfillment of the service that we render to the public is the acceptance of the public of our services, as we have always emphasized that policing is not just our responsibility but the community as well,” Albayalde said.
“The response they provided in this survey reflects their concerns. We will innovate and do more until we get to 100 percent,” he said.
Tags: 82% of Metro residents feel safer due to illegal drugs campaign, Duterte administration, illegal drugs campaign, Manila Bulletin, Metro Manila, NCRPO, PNP, Pulse Asia, survey, war against illegal drugs