CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–The Police Regional Office in Northern Mindanao (PRO)-10 noted a drop in violence against women (VAW) incidents in the region in 2022.
PRO-10 spokesperson PMaj. Joann Navarro said the number of VAW cases in the region dropped from 1,633 in 2021 to 1,548 cases in 2022 during the “Kababaihan Para sa Kalambuan” talk show spearheaded by the Department of Tourism-10.
Navarro attributed the decrease to the efforts of not just the PRO-10 but also the different agencies of the government, local government units, and non-government organizations with programs on VAW prevention.
The PRO-10 spokesperson further cited the impact of public cooperation in reporting VAW incidents to the Women and Child Protection Desks (WCPDs) of PRO-10 on the decrease in VAW cases.
On their part, Navarro said they have implemented proactive measures to end VAW, such as conducting an information drive on Republic Act 9262 at the community level, including puroks, sitios, and schools.
The police officers manning the WCPDs are also capable of handling VAW cases. (APB/PIA-10)