Twenty-four Muslim leaders pledged support to the Bacolod City Police Office and also said they will police their own ranks, yesterday.
“Bacolod City, which has the lowest average crime rate in the whole Philippines, is where we live, it is where our children grow, let us help each other in maintaining the peace and order here,” Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, BCPO officer-in-charge, told the Muslim leaders.
Imam Abulkhair Carcauga, Bacolod City overall imam, said they are denouncing terrorism.
“The Muslim communities in Bacolod, whichever tribe they belong, are one with the police in maintaining peace and order here,” Carcauga said.
He said they and the police agreed that if there are suspicious individuals in their community, they will coordinate with the authorities so actions can be taken.
If there will be profiling, Carcauga said they are willing to participate in it.
Biñas said they asked the Muslim communities to share with them whatever information they have.
He said they will not conduct profiling, they will only gather information from the Muslim communities, create a symbiotic relationship and have close coordination with them because,this is very vital in maintaining peace.
However, Biñas said that they are not addressing only the Muslim communities but also other sectors in general.
This is also part of the anti-terrorist, anti-threats and anti-criminality campaign of the police, Biñas said, because they are not lowering their guard.*
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