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New PRO-7 chief to strengthen crime prevention program

/ 07:57 AM September 28, 2011

CHIEF Supt. Marcelo Garbo vowed to intensify crime prevention efforts as he assumed the post of  director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7).

Garbo said he will focus on the Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS), which he  implemented as  PRO-7  deputy regional director for operations from 2008 to 2010.

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Under PIPS, more policemen will be deployed in crowded areas and civilian volunteers will be tapped in preventing crimes.

In a turnover ceremony last Monday, Director General Nicanor Bartolome, chief of the Philippine National Police, installed Garbo as the new PRO-7 chief, replacing Chief Supt. Ager Ontog.

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Bartolome said the achievements of Ontog should inspire Garbo in leading the 5,000-strong  policemen in Central Visayas.

In his speech, Ontog cited accomplishments during his stint such as the foiling of the Sept. 5 armored van robbery at  the Robinsons Place and the raid on unlicensed gun manufacturers in Danao City where 13 persons  were arrested./CORRESPONDENT CHITO O. ARAGON

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