Upon hearing of the carnap incidents within the vicinity of BF Homes Paranaque (we heard of two—the more publicized one in Conti’s and one brought to our attention by one of our readers), we immediately asked Barangay BF Homes what they are doing to combat carnapping in their neighborhood.
We thank Barangay BF Homes (whoever is in-charge of their Facebook Page) for replying promptly to our inquiry.
According to them, we really cannot consider carnapping in the area as “rampant” as the one reported in front of Conti’s “was an isolated case.”
They also said that the Fortuner of COA chairman Reynaldo Villar had already been recovered around 8 p.m. last night behind PCJ Church “thanks to the heightened security of our barangay police who spotted the vehicle and reported to the police.”
They explained that this crime happens all over the metro and that for their part, their barangay tanods are always mobilized 24/7 and are always in close coordination with the city PNP and the private security forces of the various enclaves under its jurisdiction.
“Our barangay police (tanods) have also been beefed up by adding more volunteers in high-risk areas (commercial and mission sites),” said Barangay BF Homes this morning.
They also reiterated that carnapping is a police matter and that being the largest barangay in the country, the 16 total uniformed policemen assigned to them will not always be enough.
“Law enforcers cannot do it alone. The police and the barangay police need the help of the community to maintain peace and order,” expressed the barangay.
They also called on their constituents to be vigilant at all times and to report any barangay police matter to their Peace and Order Hotline (809-8843).
“We are assuring the general public that Barangay BF is doing everything in its capability to address these security problems,” said Barangay BF.
We would like to thank Barangay BF for replying to our message on Facebook.