Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar commended government forces and attributed the security development in Zamboanga City to the military, police, and other law enforcement agencies in her State of the City Address in this city yesterday (January 15).
Mayor Climaco-Salazar said the city maintained a record of zero bombing and kidnapping for straight three years, and added that “peace and order is at its best” with the vigilance and commitment of military and other security forces.
She thanked security officials for defending Zamboanga City and said the average monthly crime rate decreased by 21% with the support of the Philippine National Police, Task Force Zamboanga, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Fire Protection.
“The disposition of our units under Task Force Zamboanga and the Western Mindanao Command are also in very strategic areas of both east and west coasts of Sumatu, Layag-Layag, Liha-Liha, and the Naval Station of Barangay Rio Hondo. The results of these investments are very realistic,” added Mayor Climaco-Salazar.
She emphasized that the city government will continue to provide support to the modernization of security forces and provide incentives for their achievements.