House-to-House drug and crime inspections being done in BF Homes Paranaque
In a general meeting among almost all BF Paranaque homeowners associations together with the BFFHAI board of directors and the Paranaque and Las Pinas PNP held last August 6 at the BFFHAI clubhouse, it was discussed and agreed that a modified Operation Tukhang is presently being done in all BF Homes households.
In a circular passed around the village last week, the “modified Operation Tukhang” was explained.
“Under the Modified Tukhang operation, the PNP, accompanied by Barangay officials and/or officers of the homeowners association, will be conducting a house to house visit of all residents in BF Homes including those in the Paranaque, Las Pinas and Muntinlupa boundaries,” said the circular.
It further explained that an inspection of the houses does not mean that the household is suspected of having illegal drugs and/or guilty of committing a crime but that it is just the way the PNP wants to establish a good working relationship amongst everyone in the community.
“To avoid misunderstanding and for the safety and security of residents, the PNP officers carrying out the visit will be in full uniform and in marked PNP vehicles,” added the announcement.
The law however states that they have no right to enter your houses unless they are invited in or have a search warrant. Otherwise they can only enter until the gate.
It is also very important to accompany the police when they are searching your house. This is to eliminate suspicion of planting materials for your own protection and our friends from the PNP.
We are hoping that no untoward incidents arise from this.