By Paulo Loreto Lim
The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) yesterday passed a resolution requesting law enforcement intensify their anti-vandalism campaign and to have a monthly accomplishment report submitted to the local legislative body every month.
According to the resolution, despite efforts made by the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), “vandalism is still proliferating in the city.”
It goes on to explain, “Several public and private properties have been defaced or damaged.”
It was previously reported, the BCPO tapped the Association of Negros Artists (ANA) to assist in their campaign to combat vandalism in Bacolod City.
After a system wide clean-up drive was ordered among police stations in the city, the vandalized walls of Police Stations 1, 2, and 3 were painted over, wherein ANA came in and painted murals.
The resolution, authored by City Councilor Caesar Distrito, calls the current vandalism situation in the city “very alarming” and believes the city government must “ensure the health and safety of its citizens.”
It also calls for the creation of a task force to ensure strict implementation of anti-vandalism policies and to apprehend culprits caught committing the act./PLL, WDJ