Guv Joins Bacolodnons in Call for Improved Traffic, Peace & Order
The rising voices of Bacolodnons shouting for an end to the series of street crimes and to improve the traffic situation in the capital city of Negros Occidental, have reached the Office of the Governor.
“Act on peace and order,” said Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. to remind city officials and local police officials.
“We should try to maintain the peace and order of Negros Occidental. But with the recent spate of (robbery and) hold-up incidents in Bacolod, the local government is reminded of it function,” the Governor said.
Marañon pointed out, it is the provincial government that is “in the lead to bring in tourists and investors.”
He also expressed exasperation over the worsening traffic situation in the capital city.
“If there is a big incident that will happen here, we are doomed,” he added, referring to the unabated crimes, although he said the situation is “not yet alarming.”
Marañon appealed to media to “scale down the reporting of these incidents.” *(NDB)