Jul 4, 2017

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PRO-3 mulls ID system for Muslims in CL

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Police Regional Office-3 (PRO-3) is contemplating on providing identification cards among Muslims who chose to stay in Central Luzon to easily pinpoint Muslim immigrants and combat terrorism threats in the region.

This was gleaned during the Muslim Leaders’ Forum with PRO-3 yesterday in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Benigno Aquino Hall, Capitol grounds here.

PRO-3 Director Police Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino said that this can help the local Muslim communities in identifying suspicious individuals and report them to the local authorities.

“This system is a good practice from Paniqui, Tarlac and we want this to be replicated to all Muslim communities in the whole region for easy and efficient identification of our Muslim brothers and sisters,” he said.

He also added that the proposed identification system should be signed by the local chiefs-of-police and the local government units for proper authorization.

The said leaders’ forum aims to deepen the connection of the regional police and the Muslim communities to combat criminality, terrorism, and illegal drugs in Central Luzon.

PHILIP OCAMPO