The Guimaras Police Provincial Office (GPPO) launched the Philippine National Police (PNP) Campaign Plan (ComPlan) Clean Rider to strenghten crime prevention in the community.
The program aims to prevent incidents perpetrated by motorcycle riding suspects.
Police Chief Inspector Idel Hermoso, GPPO operations officer, said that under ComPlan Clean Rider, motorcycle owners and riders with complete documents and driver’s license will be given a specialized sticker from the PNP.
“As part of the strategy of the PNP, so this Campaign Plan Clean Rider was created para mas madali or mas madali yung pag-check natin sa mga motorcycles. So kapag nakita na merong sticker ang motorcycle mo, that means that the owner of the motorcycle is licensed, yung motor niya is kompleto ang OR-CR and updated and nag-undergo na siya sa process ng verification sa PNP. And lastly, ang motor niyo hindi nakaalarma sa HPG. Kumbaga hindi siya carnap or hindi siya nanakaw,” said Hermoso.
The sticker indicates that the motorcycle has undergone the police verification process and is not flagged by the PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG).
Hermoso, however, stressed that motorcycle owners who already have the sticker is not exempted for inspection on security checkpoints.
‘Clean rider’ motorists, according to Hermoso, will also serve as force multipliers to spread word on the PNP’s program to ensure the safety not only of the riders but of the whole province as well.
The success of the program lies on the cooperation and support of the whole community, said Police Superintendent Pablito Pabalan, Deputy Provincial Director for Administration of GPPO.
Pabalan noted that during the period of October 2017 to June 2018, 36 shooting incidents perpetrated by motorcycle riding suspects were recorded in Western Visayas.
“The success of this campaign will lie sa aton tanan. We are all responsible for this. Ang amon lang ya diri sa ahensiya sang PNP, local government, sa LTO, we’re just to implement. Pero ang compliance naman kag ang success sini, kun ang tanan-tanan magkooperar kag tanan-tanan magsuporta. Amo na ang dako naton nga success,” Pabalan said.
Governor Samuel T. Gumarin further emphasized that the fight against criminality does not rely solely on the police and the LGU but on the whole community.
The Clean Rider program according to Gumarin will help maintain the low crime rate in the province.
The governor pointed out that based on police statistics, the province of Guimaras has the lowest number of crime recorded in Western Visayas while tourist arrivals have increased.
“Diri naton makita nga kinanglanon naton ang isa kag isa. Indi ko ni mapatawhay kag mapa-improbar ang probinsiya sang Guimaras kun wa-ay kamo, ang aton PNP. Wa-ay ang aton nga LTO, wa-ay ang tanan. Kinahanglan bululigan ta ni,” Gumarin said.
Gumarin also lauded ComPlan Clean Rider as this is well-timed for the preparation of the province when the Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros bridge is materialized.
“We are, actually, nagalantaw kun ano ang masunod sa probinsiya sang Guimaras. That’s the “taytay”. Kung may taytay, damo ang makasulod sa probinsiya sang Guimaras. So timely ang ini nga programa sang aton PNP. This is also one of the preparations nga pagahimuon sang probinsiya sang Guimaras,” added the governor.
During the event, 58 Clean Rider stickers were distributed to the five municipal police stations in the province.