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Caloocan barangay execs to put up own checkpoints

Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan expressed support to the move of the city council enabling barangay officials to put up checkpoints as part of his administration’s anti-criminality campaign.

The resolution, authored by First District Councilor Aurora “Onet” Henson, cited the recent spate of violence that resulted in the death of two village leaders.

Malapitan said the measure, along with police visibility, would boost public security toward upholding the rule law.

In Henson’s proposal, village checkpoints should be clearly marked, located in well-lit areas and “where circumstances warrant” and to be manned by police in official uniform and at least two barangay watchmen.

Senior Supt. Bernard Tambaoan, Caloocan police chief, has released the photographs of two suspects who were riding a motorcycle when they shot dead Kagawad Rogelio Escano and Kagawad Gerry Moralla.

Malapitan and the Caloocan police have put up a P200,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects who have been linked to the Alex Boncayao Brigade death squad of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People Army.

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