MARIKINA CITY – The local government pressed Marikina City’s police to resolve crime in three days and heighten the visibility of policemen in communities.
Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said the city government would continue giving rewards to anyone who can provide information which will result in the apprehension of suspects in any crime that would happen in the city.
Teodoro said he made the directive and continued the reward system to help solve crimes following the arrest of suspects involved in the killing and robbery of Francis de Leon, an Ateneo de Manila University graduate and Department of Education employee.
Police nabbed these suspects after Marikina City government offered a P500,000 reward to anyone who can give information that would lead to the detention of the perpetrators.
The cooperation between the local government and the PNP also aided in the arrest of the suspects, one of them were presented to the media at a news conference held at the Marikina City Hall.
“Because of the reward money we offered, we will continue this system to ultimately achieve zero-crime rate in Marikina City,” Teodoro said.
The city mayor also asked the police to collaborate with several communities in Marikina to improve the peace and order situation as well as prevent such crimes from happening.
Meanwhile, Teodoro extended the sympathies and condolences of the entire city council to de Leon’s family.