A solidified partnership

“SEE how beautiful is math?” That’s what my high school teacher used to utter every time he solved a difficult algebraic expression before his obviously amazed students.

And that’s how this writer likens the partnership further solidified by Malabon City Mayor Antolin “Lenlen” Oreta III and local police chief Senior Supt. Ferdinand Ampil who both are cognizant of a strengthened police force in their determined bid to effectively crush lawlessness and maintain stability in the northern city.

But of course, it wouldn’t be easy to realize this especially if the police don’t have enough logistics to carry out the task “to protect and serve the people.”

Aware of the fact that the Malabon police are not so well-equipped, Mayor Lenlen, according to Col. Ampil, has assured it of 10 more mobile cars which will be equally distributed to the 10 Police Community Precincts (PCPs).

This is on top of the city government’s plan to acquire several M16 and sniper rifles, armored vests and Kevlar helmets for over 300 local policemen, the police chief says.

Huh, not bad.

The visibly-elated Col. Ampil says: “It will be a wonderful Christmas for the city police because Mayor Oreta has assured us to deliver all those logistical support he has promised before Christmas Day.”

Col. Ampil likewise reveals that the support the police force will get from Mayor Oreta comes in time the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) headed by director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina is set to assign 150 more new policemen to the city police.

“With the first batch of 50 new police officers who were assigned at the Malabon Police last month and additional 150 others who are expected to arrive before the year ends, we can assure the residents and the public as well that they will have a well-armed police that is ready to serve and protect them at all cost and time,” Col. Ampil says.

Putting his trust to the leadership of Col. Ampil, the mayor says the local police and his administration are duty-bound to implement measures designed to prevent and stop lawlessness and maintain order in the city.

And that’s what I meant and “see how beautiful is life in Malabon” if both the local government and the police are in harmony and united in the fight against lawlessness?

The people emerge victorious in the end.

There you go.

Ms. Araja and QCPC

The National Press Club and the Camanava Press Corps, of which yours truly is a director and president, respectively, are congratulating the new set of officers of the Quezon City Press Club headed by its president, Ms. Rio Araja, of the Manila Standard Today.

Other officers are: Jhong Manlapaz, vice president for broadcast; Ronaldo Quinio, vice president for print; Cathy Cruz, secretary;  Rommel Tabbad, treasurer; Mary Anne de Chavez, auditor; Pol Manlapaz, chairman of the board; and directors, namely: Angie dela Cruz, Efren Marasigan, Charlie Mendoza and Arturo Son. QCPC’s adviser is Froilan Garcia.

Stay united for the good of the profession and its members. Mabuhay!

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