Muslim leaders tapped to help fight crime, terror in Metro

September 12, 2018

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar has asked anew all Muslim community leaders in Metro Manila to remain as their “eyes and ears” in fighting crime, drugs and terrorism in the metropolis.

Many Muslim leaders in the past have been instrumental in the neutralization of big-time drug trafficking syndicates in their communities or arresting Mindanao-based terrorists who have fled to their communities as a result of the continuing government offensive against them.

Over the past two years, the NCRPO has accounted for a number of suspected terror bombers and improvised explosive devices as well as drug personalities and huge volume of shabu they hide in Muslim communities in Quiapo, Manila, Culiat in Tandang Sora, Q.C. and in Taguig City.

The dialogue was held at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City where Muslim religious and community leaders reiterated their individual commitment to follow the previous agreement between them and the NCRPO in Metro Manila.

Eleazar called for the meeting in the aftermath of the two separate bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat which killed five persons and wounded 48 others. Eleazar encouraged the Muslim community leaders to designate a team representative per city so all concerns and issues of each cluster of the community in the NCR can be relayed and discussed with their counterparts (the Salaam Police officers) assigned with different NCRPO police stations.

He also emphasized the need for the NCRPO and the Muslim community leaders to continue building confidence that should start with mutual respect as a commitment to the continuous support and cooperation for the benefit of a peaceful community and region.

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar has asked anew all Muslim community leaders in Metro Manila to remain as their “eyes and ears” in fighting crime, drugs and terrorism in the metropolis. 

Many Muslim leaders in the past have been instrumental in the neutralization of big-time drug trafficking syndicates in their communities or arresting Mindanao-based terrorists who have fled to their communities as a result of the continuing government offensive against them.

Over the past two years, the NCRPO has accounted for a number of suspected terror bombers and improvised explosive devices as well as drug personalities and huge volume of shabu they hide in Muslim communities in Quiapo, Manila, Culiat in Tandang Sora, Q.C. and in Taguig City.

The dialogue was held at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City where Muslim religious and community leaders reiterated their individual commitment to follow the previous agreement between them and the NCRPO in Metro Manila.

Eleazar called for the meeting in the aftermath of the two separate bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat which killed five persons and wounded 48 others.

Eleazar encouraged the Muslim community leaders to designate a team representative per city so all concerns and issues of each cluster of the community in the NCR can be relayed and discussed with their counterparts (the Salaam Police officers) assigned with different NCRPO police stations.

He also emphasized the need for the NCRPO and the Muslim community leaders to continue building confidence that should start with mutual respect as a commitment to the continuous support and cooperation for the benefit of a peaceful community and region.

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