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Gumilab pledges support to new Tinglayan top cop, cites challenges police force might face

Tinglayan, Kalinga – As the new police officer assumed the top position of the police force in Tinglayan, Mayor Sacrament Gumilab pledged the support of the municipal government to law enforcement programs during a turnover of command ceremony held Tuesday, September 4.

Police Captain Judymar Assayco assumed said position as he accepted the command from the outgoing chief of police, Police Captain Dindo Salming, during the ceremony held at the municipal gymnasium.

Mayor Gumilab, in his speech, conveyed his gratitude to the outgoing police chief for successfully serving Tinglayan during his stay in the municipality, underscoring that Salming had succeeded in the implementation of various police programs.

Peace and order, Gumilab said, have been maintained in the municipality, but problems in this aspect are still faced by the municipality, thus challenging the new chief of police to be of help in solving them.

The lawyer-politician said some of these include the decade-long conflict between Butbut and Betwagan, the non-ending problem of narcotics or the cultivation of marijuana, and the non-enforcement of some of the ordinances crafted by the local council.

Some of these ordinances include the ordinances on road clearing and proper parking of vehicles.

"The outgoing [COP] might have succeeded in some aspects, but we cannot deny that we cannot please everyone; we cannot succeed in all our endeavors. That is why yTinglayan are looking at you to continue this job. That's the challenge we will put on your shoulder," Gumilab said.

Apart from the support of the municipal government, Gumilab told the police officer that yTinglayans still value peace and harmony and other old cultures as what have been practiced by elders ‘since time immemorial’, which might be helpful as Assayco assumed his job.

Likewise, the mayor noted that the local government has also organized a group of elders called the ‘Tinglayan Peace Corps’, which will also play a pivotal role in the maintenance of peace and order in the municipality.

With the ongoing and cordial cooperation between PNP members, local officials, and the community, Gumilab, in his message concluded that will not only enable the new administration succeed in his role as the new police chief, but also bring about long-lasting peace and order for Tinglayan as a whole.



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