Key officers of Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) headed by Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba in a pose for posterity with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias after their New Year’s Call on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomed the key officers of Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) led by Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba who made a New Year’s call at his office on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Defensor stressed that he is satisfied with Tayaba’s performance as IPPO chief.
Tayaba presented the IPPO’s accomplishment report for the year 2017 where it was indicated that there was a marked reduction in both index and non-index crimes in the province. He also reported on IPPO’s accomplishments with regard to the anti-illegal drugs campaign and operations against illegal gambling, loose firearms and illegal fishing, among others.
Defensor assured continued full support to the activities and programs of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the province. He urged the police to be upright by disassociating themselves from personalities involved in illegal activities. “You must learn to live within your means especially now that your salaries have increased,” Gov. Defensor quipped.
He also called on the police to earn the respect of the public by doing their job well. He observed that over time the public’s perception of the police went down but he believes that it slowly regained the public’s respect and trust.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias revealed that for this year Gov. Defensor allotted funds for the procurement of additional firearms and equipment for the IPPO’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
The governor also plans to procure generator sets and a vehicle for the IPPO.