By Ric Obedencio | 06:38 PM February 25, 2023
The Jagna town-based San Miguel Cable Network, Inc. (SMCNI) management has ordered to shoot to kill any believed to be robbers who may enter and found them in its premises in Poblacion via CCTV, according to report of Anthony Aniscal, the former town councilor.
But SMCNI operator/owner Jun Daniel said in an interview that it was the security provider who ordered it (shot to kill). And he agreed with it as a form of “psywar.”
But it would be better if the security would just fire shot as a warning against the robbers as long as the suspects are inside the perimeter of its place, he added.
The order was provoked following the series of robberies in past days in Jagna town.
The string of robberies in this port town has alarmed Mayor Joseph Rañola. This prompted the mayor to consider calling for a meeting with the police force and to revitalize the Bayanihan Movement.
Information campaign is also being considered for the residents to report suspicious looking persons entering their abodes.
“Makadaot sa kompyansa sa mga mamuhunan sa lungsod sa Jagna kining maong mga hitabo,” Mayor Ranola said. (The worsening peace and order situation could affect the interest of the would-be investors)
The Small-Town-Lottery office in this town was a victim of robbery when thieves carted away P500,000.00, the report said.
Another was a mini-grocery being held up in broad day light (two in the afternoon) by unidentified armed men carrying away some P35,000.00.
Daniel confirmed that SMCNI was ransacked but nothing was gone.
The mayor has ordered the manhunt of the suspects.
The report said that as part of the measures against robberies businesses here are urged to install CCTV or security guard in their respective turfs apparently to prevent robberies.
The Municipal Peace and Order Council, in a meeting on Thursday, learned that police personnel are lacking with only 21, Daniel, who attended the meeting, said.
The barangay tanods are also being considered to help monitor their respective areas of resonsibility, he said.
Daniel expressed grave concern over the security of the port which is the only port of destination in this part of Bohol from Nasipit, Agusan Norte, Camiguin province and Cagayan de Oro City.
He said he’s wary over illegal drugs to come in here as a transit hub because of insufficiency of counter measures, like provision of trained sniffing dogs. He just pins hope that Jagna would soon be provided with sniffing dogs to detect illegal cargoes. (rvo)