Peace, Security and Risk Management

 

The composition and effectiveness of Local Peace and Order Council (LPOC) is in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 309, series of 1988 as amended. High performance is attributed to the functionality of the LPOC that meets every month or as often as the situation warrants.

 

Table 3.4 – Peace, Security & Disaster Risk Management State of Performance

 

 

INDICATORS

 

Comparative Performance

 

Remarks

2005

2006

 

Input Indicators

 

 

 

  • Effectiveness of Local Peace and Order Council

5/5

5/5

Constant

  • Effectiveness of Local Disaster Coordinating Council

5/5

5/5

Constant

  • Effectiveness of Women's and Children's Protection Program

5/5

5/5

Constant

  • Quality of the Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan

5/5

5/5

Constant

  • Quality of Disaster Risk Management Plan

2/3

2/3

Constant

  • Percentage of barangays with organized barangay tanods

2.22%

65%

Increase

  • Percentage of barangays with organized Lupong Tagapamayapa

64.44%

64.44%

Constant

Output Indicators

 

 

 

  • Percentage of interpersonal disputes resolved through the Lupong Tagapamayapa

35.24%

15.84%

Decrease

  • Effectiveness of disaster mitigation and preparedness

1/4

4/4

Increase

  • Effectiveness of disaster response and rehabilitation

1/4

4/4

Increase

 

 

Likewise, the creation and effectiveness of the Local Disaster Coordinating Council is in conformity with the provisions of PD No.1566, series of 1978. However, for the past years, there has been no indication that the LGU has experienced catastrophe.

 

                   The effectiveness of Women’s and Children’s Protection Program is a result of the information and education campaign conducted by the LGU and the organization of the Local and Barangay Councils for the Protection of Children.

 

 

                       Given the volatile peace situation in Basilan and in Lamitan City in particular, the LGU was able to formulate its Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan that accounted for its very high performance in 2005 and 2006. These different committees and sub-committee that were previously set up to assist the LGU in the maintenance of peace for the internal defense of the community has been participated by concerned authorities and different private sectors. Disaster Risk Management Plan has also been prepared.

 

                      On the percentage of barangays with organized barangay tanod, only 1 barangay or 2.22% out of the 45 barangays was registered to be not having organized its Lupong Tagapamayapa in 2005 and significantly increased to 65% or 29 barangays in 2006. This can be attributed to the information and education campaign jointly conducted by the LGU, PNP, and the Lamitan DILG Office.

 

There is a need to reorganize and strengthen the existing Peoples’ Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) to cater complaints against erring policemen. The percentage of interpersonal disputes resolved through the Lupong Tagapamayapa has registered 35.24% or 487 disputes out of the 1,382 total disputes recorded in 2005 and decreased drastically in 2006 to 15.84% or only 80 disputes resolved through the Lupong Tagapamayapa as against the 505 total numbers of interpersonal disputes.

 

            There were 33 cases of index crimes on murder, homicide, rape, physical injury, and robbery in 2006 lower compared to 2005 with 45 cases. While the incidence of non-index crimes which is illegal gambling, illegal possession of firearms, illegal drugs and car-napping has registered 8 cases of non-index crimes in 2006 and considerably decreased compared to 2005 with 57 cases. This persistent effort is recognized due to the relentless campaign conducted jointly by the PNP, AFP, and other forces in the locality with police visibility and functional Peace and Order Council.

 

 

 

City Police Station

 

The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Lamitan has 55 regular members, with one Police Senior Inspector as Station Commander. The present Police Station is housed in an old building in Barangay Matibay, Oval Site.  To augment the forces, the Regional Mobile Group is stationed at Colonia, 3 kilometers away from the poblacion and is powered by 80 men and officers. To this number, one battalion of Philippine Army was added, plus CAFGU volunteer forces to protect the populace from insurgents and other threats from the hinterlands. There are three serviceable police cars being used by the police station.

 

City Fire Station

 

The existing Lamitan City Fire Station has two functional fire trucks and a speed boat acquired through the assistance of the Jaycees and other concerned citizens. Fire hydrants can be noticed within city proper. 

 

City Jail Station

 

The Lamitan City Jail Station has no confinement center, however, the Bureau of Jail and Management Protection (BJMP) lobbied for the donation of lot since budget for the construction of detention center was already allocated. The Sangguniang Panglungsod passed a resolution requesting the LCE to provide BJMP a lot.