Bontoc generally peaceful

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BONTOC, Mountain Province – As the center of commerce, trade and education; crime activities in the capital town is still manageable.

This was reported by Police Senior Inspector Faith Ayan Igualdo, the Acting Chief of Police of Bontoc Municipal Police Station (MPS) during the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) meeting on May 23, 2018 held in Barangay Caluttit, Bontoc.

From April 1- May 20, 2018, PSI Igualdo related that their office recorded a total crime volume of 19. Of the total, seven were Index Crimes consisting four incidents of theft and three physical injuries. The remaining 12 were Non-Index Crimes which included one case of threat, one trespassing and 10 Vehicular Traffic Accident (VTA) which were Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Damage to Property and Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Physical Injuries.

In the implementation of the Municipal Ordinances, topping the list are violators of the Municipal Traffic Code with a total of 369. Highest violation listed is the No Helmet with 136 followed by Prohibited Parking with 82. Other violations recorded are Driving without License- 39, Vehicle Unattended- 30, No Trans loading Permit-18,Wrong Mode of Parking- 14,  Wearing Slipper- 10,  Overloading- 10, Wrong entry-6, No Merchant Permit- 5, Unregistered Vehicle -3, Counter Flow- 2, Refuse to Convey Passenger -2, Reckless Driving – 2, Driving Under the Influence of Liquor -2 and Expired Driver’s License -2. Also, one each were recorded under No

Permit, Obstruction, Without Franchise, No OR, No CR and Disregarding Traffic Enforcer.

The Bontoc MPS has implemented the Revised Liquor Ban recording 26 violations, Curfew on Minors with one violation, and has confiscated one slot machine (kulalong).

These accomplishments are credited to the continuous conduct of check points, Bakal Sita, Mobile and Foot Patrol of the police personnel in their area of jurisdictions.

By Alpine L. Killa, Bontoc

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