Laguna cops secure NHA project sites in Calamba City

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, March 28, 2017 (PNA)- The Laguna Provincial Police Office (LPPO) has deployed additional security personnel to the National Housing Authority (NHA) project sites in Looc and Kay Anlog Villages in this city starting Monday, a police official said.

In an interview Tuesday, Police Chief Insp. Melisa Malayo, head, Police Community Relations (PCR) of this city's police force, said that Provincial Police Acting Director Sr. Supt. Joel C. Pernito directed the fielding of personnel from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) and the Laguna Provincial Public Safety Company (LPPSC) to beef-up the city's police force in securing the NHA project sites as pre-emptive measure against groups wanting to take over the housing units.

Malayo said that Supt. Fernando R. Ortega, officer-in-charge announced to the residents of Looc Village Tuesday morning, during the Serbisyo (Service) Caravan of Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco, of the presence of security forces in the area.

Malayo said further that the Calamba police would have to double their efforts beside the conduct of their functions such as the revival of the Operational Plan Tokhang Reloaded of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the security of hot spring resorts in Pansol Village, industrial parks including police visibility in bus terminals, malls and other areas of convergence among others.

In a related interview, Ronaldo M. Dela Cruz, head, City Housing and Settlement Department, said the city government has no direct records of the Lake Breeze Subdivision in Looc Village approximately 2,500 units reserved for the Armed Forces Of the Philippines (AFP) personnel and the PNP personnel except the NHA and the developer.

In like manner, the Valley Breeze Subdivision in Kay Anlog Village with approximate 2,500 units is also administered by the NHA for the AFP and PNP personel, he said.

Dela Cruz said further that Southville 6, another NHA housing project in Kay Anlog Village has 4, 257 units which the city government was given the authority to relocate the informal settler families (ISF) in the city to 1,200 units only to which the department has the data.

He said that the city government has its own housing projects for the ISFs, which are the CalambeAo I,II,III,IV,V and VI in separate villages in the city to which his department has been in charge for the processing of papers to the awardees mostly those living along the railway tracks of the Philippine National Railways (PNR).

Source: Philippines News Agency