BAGAC, Bataan – This mountain town adjacent to the West Philippines Sea has registered a zero-crime rate on index crime since April this year, the chief of police announced Thursday. Included under the index crimes are murder, homicide, robbery, kidnapping; among some other major offenses.
“Since April only a few petty crimes were recorded; no big and sensational crimes that make the municipality as one of the most peaceful towns in Bataan,” said Senior Insp. Andrew Jansky Jaafar.
He said that peace and order is maintained in the town due to police presence and visibility and the full support given by Mayor Ramil del Rosario.
“We are also undertaking a no let-up drive against illegal cutting of trees and fishing. “Minsan isang linggo, sinusuyod namin ang coastal area at maging ang bundok,” the chief of police added.
Regular police patrol proved effective. He said that abandoned lumber were discovered below the sea and seized for turn-over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.