MARIVELES, Bataan – While this industrial and biggest town was declared Thursday as drug-free, a massive oath taking for volunteer members of the “Sumbong Bilis Monitoring Team” (SBMT) was also held simultaneously not only in this town but also throughout the province, signalling that Bataan has been rid of illegal drugs.
Supt. Crizalde Conde, credited for the clearing of drug pushers and ushers here, has finally announced that Mariveles has been cleared of the illegal drug problem that has been besetting this town for years.
Col. Conde, however, asked the public to sustain the momentum as he and Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion led at the People’s Park the mass oath taking of civilian volunteers to become the eyes and ears in their fight against illegal drugs.
“This is to sustain the drug-free municipality for the future of our children; the fight against illegal drugs cannot be solved by the police and the municipality alone without your help,” said the neophyte Mayor and eldest son of former mayor Jesse Concepcion.
In Camp Tolentino, the Bataan Police Provincial Office headed by Sr Supt Benjamin Silo, Jr also initiated the massive oath taking of the barangay civilian volunteers from every Municipal Police Station of this province.
Sr. Inspector Jennifer Cruz, PNP spokesperson, said the implementing plan “IMPLAN SUMBONG BILIS” is the original concept/strategy formed by Col Silo which aims to enhance the existing operational strategies project “DOUBLE BARREL” to fight against illegal drugs in the province of Bataan.
“The launching of ‘SUMBONG BILIS’ which is adopted from the PASA-BILIS–an intelligence gathering, repor
“The primary tasks of this team are to consolidate the list of surrenderers, monitor, record and update activities of reformists; provide intelligence report to SBMT; recommend to BADAC and Anti-illegal Drug Conveners any programs, projects, activities which will benefit the reformists; regularly monitor weekly attendance to DOH assessment within 6 months,” said Col Silo.
A lawyer, Col Silo said the “SUMBONG BILIS MONITORING TEAM (SBMT)” will create cluster teams composed of trusted and selected individuals from Sitios or Purok. Each Team member will act as the ward leader of a maximum of ten surrenderers to be monitored.
“Reformists are also to create their own organization composed of those who have graduated from the reformation center. Their own set of officers are expected to formulate code of conduct and set of association rules and regulations subject to the approval of the SBMT which are necessary to make them as a self-policing organization,” Silo pointed out .
The officers of the association are the President, Vice Pres, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Peace Officer and Public Information Officers. They are the main link of the SBMT to all the members.
Silo assures the Barangay Officials and people of Bataan that all Bataan police personnel yielded negative results on the drug test conducted by Crime Laboratory, saying he will not tolerate his men if found associated in any illegal drug activity.
He also urged the community to continue their support to the PNP in our quest for a drug-free Bataan Province.