With the rising cases of road incidents in the city, the Iligan City Police Office (ICPO) called for the cooperation of the public in following traffic laws.
During the Episode 2 of Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber, PLtCol. George Ylanan, head of ICPO Traffic Enforcement Unit, bared that the percentage of traffic incidents in the city is more than ¾ of the crime rate volume.
“Daghan pang injuries og patay sa traffic incident kontra sa gidunggab o gipusil,” said Ylanan.
[There are more injuries and death due to traffic incidents than being stabbed or shot.]
From May to July 2020, ICPO reported 581 crime volume. Of this, 47 are index crime, 44 for non-index crime, 134 for special laws and 356 for traffic incidents.
Meanwhile, from August to October 27, there are 566 crime volume recorded, 36 for index crime, 26 for non-index crime, 123 for special laws and 381 for traffic incidents.
Index crimes include crimes against persons and property such as murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, and carnapping/carjacking. On the other hand, non-index crimes are violations of special laws such as illegal drugs and illegal gambling.
With the increase of traffic incidents, Ylanan emphasized the need to implement strict traffic laws with the Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
“We need to mitigate, together with partners, para mapaubos nato ang road incidents. Tangtangon sa dalan ang walay lisensya ug ang walay rehistro,” Ylanan said.
[We need to mitigate, together with partners, to reduce road incidents. We need to remove those who do not have the license and are not registered.]
Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber is a monthly activity organized by Chamber of Commerce Foundation & Industry of Iligan Incorporated in partnership with Philippine Information Agency to discuss issues and concerns of the local business community in the city. (LELA/ PIA ICIC)
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