Paranaque makes waves vs. crime

Parañaque’s fight against crime is succeeding! The local police is gaining the upper hand in the fight against criminal elements.


In a report to Mayor Florencio Bernabe, Jr., Parañaque Police Chief P/SSupt. Billy Beltran described the peace and order situation in the city to be improving. Compared to the 2011 record, the 2012 crime statistics shows smaller monthly averages as follows: From 30 theft case monthly averages in 2011, the number dipped to 14 in 2012; robbery cases dropped from 30 to 14; carnapping incidents went down from 12 to 10; and physical injury issues from 15 to 10 per month.


The police chief explained that the Parañaque PNP made significant operational accomplishments in the fight against crime including the arrest of the suspects in the rape-slay case of 7-year old Clarissa Pizarra; neutralization of the notorious robbery-hold-up group known as “Bus Tirador”, “UV Express Group” and “akyat-bahay Onad Gang” ; capture of the “6th Most Wanted in Parañaque”; apprehension of drug pushers; and raid on and arrest of operators and personnel, confiscation of equipment and substances of a mega and a kitchen drug laboratory within its jurisdiction.


The following police officers of the Parañaque PNP were cited as “Outstanding Policemen of the Southern Police District and National Capital Region” during the celebration of the 21st PNP Anniversary of the Southern Police District on February 13, 2012 and 111th Police Service Anniversary at NCRPO on October 29, 2012: P’que Police Chief SSupt Billy Beltran (Best Senior Police Commissioned Officer for Operation of the Year 2011); Intelligence Unit Chief P/CInsp. Ferjen Torred (Outstanding Police Commissioned Officer in the Field of Operation for CY 2011); and Intelligence Operative PO3 Danilo Baustista (Outstanding Police Non-Commissioned Officer in the Field of Operation for CY 2011.


“We commend the Parañaque PNP for their continuing efforts in keeping our streets safe and protecting our citizens from the criminal elements who threaten safety and security. It is certainly nice to hear that incidence of bus and street hold-ups, robberies, burglaries and other index crimes is now infrequently occurring in the city. The P’que PNP is certainly doing well and the citizens, visitors and the investors are very happy about it. ”,   Mayor Jun Bernabe said.

Parañaque City has a low crime index and the local PNP has an excellent crime solution efficiency rating. This is mainly due to this protective service’s vigilance, dedication to duty and good intelligence work, enhanced by the tremendous support in form of patrol cars, pursuit motorcycles, fuel, communication equipment, closed circuit television (CCTV), computer, arms and ammunition donations of the city government.


Parañaque City is one of the safest and most secure locales in the Metro Manila area. PNP statistics show it is currently No. 6 in the “Top 10 Cities in Metro Manila with the Lowest Crime Rate”.

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