LT cop chief appeals for support


LA TRINDAD, Benguet – The new chief of the La Trinidad Municipal Police Station (LTMPS) appealed to residents and visitors to support the continuous implementation of anti-criminality and peacekeeping programs to maintain the decent peace and order situation in the capital town.

LTMPS head Chief Inspector Joefer Banglayan said that it is important to continue the implementation of ongoing proven interventions that had been instrumental in improving the peace and order situation in the locality and that appropriate adjustments will only be done when it will be necessary.

‘What is important is for us to be able to work extra hard in replicating the accomplishments of our predecessor with the support of the local government, concerned government agencies and the people in the municipality,” Banglayan stressed.

The police official claimed that for his over a month stint as the town’s chief of police, the peace and order in the locality remained at its best considering the continuous support of the people to the implementation of programs and projects geared towards improving the peace and order situation for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

Banglayan explained that his previous assignment has greatly contributed in crafting the appropriate anti-criminality and peacekeeping strategies that will make La Trinidad one of the peaceful capital towns in the country.

He said that the recognition given to the LTMPS as the Best Municipal Police Station in the country will serve as a motivation and inspiration for him to exert the needed efforts in trying to retain the ward that will bring honor and pride to the locality.

Banglayan expressed his gratitude to Mayor Romeo K. Salda, the municipal council led by Vice Mayor Joey Marrero and the barangay officials of the town’s 16 barangays and various public and private sectors for bestowing their unwavering and uncompromising support to his leadership so that there will be sustainability and continuity in the implementation of the needed strategies to curb the proliferation of crimes in the municipality.

Aside from effectively and efficiently addressing the peace and order concerns of the locality, he claimed that one of the priority concerns of his administration is to craft doable measures that will help in improving the smooth flow of traffic along various roads in the municipality.

Banglayan was designated as the officer-in-charge of the LTMPs on November 29, 2018 after the 2-year tour of duty of former LTMPS head Chief Inspector Benson Macliing lapsed.

He admitted that he is still in the period of adjustment after having held a position in the regional headquarters but he was able to gain the support that he needs for the sustainable implementation of programs and projects that have been put in place although there is a need for more support from other stakeholders in the locality.

Banglayan was assigned in Davao city in his early years as an officer after having passed the lateral entry to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2008.