LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap recently turned over to the thirteen chiefs of the different municipal police stations drones to aid them in their intensified anti-criminality, anti-insurgency, peacekeeping, anti-drug and other similar operations, geared towards sustaining lasting law and order in the province.
Yap, who chairs the House Committee on Appropriations, stated he funded the purchase the drones from his personal resources as there is no available budget from the government for the said purpose.
He pointed out he saw the need for the drones to serve as added surveillance equipment of the local police force to be able to effectively and efficiently perform their law enforcement activities to make the province one of the most peaceful in the country.
He claimed the province’s peculiar terrain is one of the most significant challenges in the enforcement of existing law, rules and regulations, thus, the need of the local police force to be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that will aid them in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities for lasting peace.
According to him, the donated drones are among the top of the line equipment available in the market.
Congressman Yap urged the chiefs of police to continue introducing needed innovations in their present operations with the use of the latest information and communication technology gadgets that can contribute in their efforts to curb illegal activities in their areas of operation.
He assured the various municipal police stations of his office’s support, especially in effectively and efficiently advancing their law enforcement to greater heights for the benefit of sustaining lasting peace in the countryside.
Congressman Yap recognized the importance of law and order as an important aspect of growth and development in the countryside and government agencies and local governments should continue investing in the state-of-the art equipment of law enforcers to help in efforts to sustain lasting peace in the province.
He also commended the people in the province for opting to embrace peace as part of their way of life to help entice prospective investors to infuse needed capital in businesses that will translate in jobs for the residents in their areas of operation and improving economic activities and providing livelihood. By HENT