BELMONTE SALUTES QCPD FOR PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS DAY
QUEZON CITY – The city’s second highest official commended the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) for achieving a zero-crime rate in the city on Christmas Day, the Philippine Star reported.
Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte attributed the peaceful Christmas celebrations to greater police visibility as the QCPD deployed 2,287 police officers in public areas such as malls, churches, and transport terminals.
“They were not able to get leaves and breaks during Christmas; they did not celebrate with their families because of the call of service, and for that, we should really admire their dedication to their duty,” Belmonte said.
QCPD director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel reported no crimes of homicide, murder, physical injury, robbery, theft, rape and vehicle and motorcycle robbery were recorded on that day.
No major untoward incidents were also recorded although the police reprimanded 920 individuals for violating city ordinances and nabbed six others for possessing illegal drugs.
The city vice mayor hopes the QC police will implement the same measures for a peaceful New Year festivities.
“I think it is possible, with our intensified police visibility, and now that our people are more vigilant,” she added.