Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director, Police Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar led yesterday a meeting with different Muslim tribal leaders and barangay officials at the Salaam Compound, Bgy. Culiat, Quezon City, to thresh out concerns on peace and order and at the same time seek their support against any terror threat and illegal drugs followed by tagging of drug-free houses.
Eleazar urged the Muslim leaders to unite against terror attacks, citing the present peace and order condition in Marawi City which put the entire Mindanao in martial law. He called on the leaders of various Muslim tribal communities in Quezon City to help local authorities prevent terror attacks in Metro Manila, particularly in Quezon City.
“I urged everyone to be vigilant and watchful especially on suspicious persons in their community or even things that are left unattended. Hi-nihingi natin ang tulong at kooperasyon ng ating mga leader upang ipa-rating sa lahat ng mga Muslim brethren natin na magkaisa sa pagsugpo ng karahasan at terorismo. Magtulungan tayo sa giyera laban sa sinumang grupo na magtangkang maghasik ng terorismo sa Lungsod Quezon,” he said.
During the meeting, Eleazar also discussed the Expanded Parameters for Barangay Drug-clearing based on the parameters set by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Quezon City Anti-Drugs Abuse Advisory Council (QCADAAC).
He emphasized the importance of complying with all the processes set by the DDB and the QCADAAC from clustering houses, streets, or areas in the barangay to tagging of households as drug-free.
“Mahalaga ang pagtutulungan at pagbabantay ng bawat isa dito sa Bgy. Culiat sa pamama-gitan ng neighborhood watch upang ma-account at ma-validate natin ang mga drug personalities which is, isa lamang ito sa mga mahalagang process sa mga parameters para ma-attain natin ang drug-cleared barangay,” he said.
After the meeting, tagging of ‘drug-free’ stickers was done on homes in the Salaam Compound which were evaluated and declared drug-free by the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) based on the parameters.
Also present during the meeting and tagging of houses were Victor Bernardo, barangay chairman of Bgy. Culiat, Sultan Nur Hassan, chairman of Salaam Compound; SPO2 Hassan Adi, Salaam Mosque Madrassah Advisory Council (SMMAC), members of the Culiat Bgy. Council, tribal leaders, and Supt. Danilo Mendoza, Talipapa Police Station (PS-3) commander.