CPPO chief: Cops multitasking to maintain peace, order in Cebu Province 

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | February 14,2021 - 05:15 PM
CPPO Chief Alladin Collado visits Talisay City Police Station on September 13, 2020. | CDND file photo

CPPO Chief Alladin Collado assures that despite the challenge of lack of manpower they can still manage the peace and order situation of Cebu Province. | CDNDigital file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The peace and order situation in Cebu Province is still manageable despite the lack of manpower of the police due to the pandemic.

Police Colonel Alladin Collado, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) director, said this during a phone interview with CDN Digital on February 14.

Collado said that they mostly multitask and hold two jobs these days.

He was referring to the policemen’s regular duty as a law enforcer and as safety and security support during this pandemic. 

“Sa ngayon po, talagang double po ang trabaho namin kasi nga itong pandemic nato at saka yung regular na trabaho natin yung pagpapatupad ng batas, paglaban at pagsugpo sa mga kriminalidad,” he said.

(For now, we really hold double duties because of the pandemic and our regular duty to enforce the law, to fight and stop crimes.)

“Kung titingnan po natin talaga, kailangan po natin ng dagdag na tao pero we cannot dictate po naman sa dami ng kailangan natin. Naintindihan po natin na under pandemic pa rin po tayo,” CPPO Chief Collado said.

(If we look at it, we really need more manpower, but despite having these needs, we cannot dictate what we want to the [higher ups]. We understand because we are still in a pandemic.)

He assured that despite this challenge, the police could still manage to handle the peace and order situation of the province.

He added that the provincial police never stops implementing and reminding everyone about the health protocols, regulations, and resolutions of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force.

“Since February 12, umiikot po ako sa mga police stations at kinakausap ang mga hepe. Inaadvisan ko sila na wag tumigil sa pagpapatupad ng mga protocols at saka regulations and the resolutions ng IATF natin,” Collado said.

(Since February 12, I have been visiting the police stations in Cebu Province. I have advised all station chiefs to continue implementing the protocols and regulations, and the resolutions of the Inter-Agency Task Force.)

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On the decision to open Cebu Province to tourists from other areas of the country, Collado said that the police would support the programs of the governor, but they would still help ensure the balance between health and livelihood.

“Yan po ang gustong mangyari po ng governor natin, mapalakas po yung turismo natin. At sinusuportahan po ng PNP ang program ng ating gobernador para mapaunlad ang kabuhayan ng mga Cebuano. Binabalanse rin po natin yung kalusugan at saka kabuhayan,” he said.

(That is what the governor wants to boost our tourism. And we PNP supports the governor’s program to improve the livelihood of the Cebuano. However, we also ensure a balance between health and livelihood.)

Collado also said that the provincial tourism task force would release the new guidelines about these tourism activities. /dbs

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