NEWLY appointed Highway Patrol Group Chief Roberto Fajardo vowed to bring down the incidence of car theft and help in finding a solution to the traffic problems in Metro Manila.
In an ambush interview after the HPG’s turnover ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Monday, Fajardo said these were his marching orders from Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde.
“We’ll give our best to be able to bring down carnapping. We will help in the traffic problems in Metro Manila,” said Fajardo who succeeded Police Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal as the HPG chief.
Fajardo said being known for field operations in his previous post at the Northern Police District (NPD), he said that his work at the HPG would mean more coordination with other units of the PNP.
“Hindi lang ‘to concern ng [This not only the concern of the] HPG but it concerns other units. So, we will be coordinating with other units”.
When asked about distributing stickers to motorcycles, Fajardo said this would help police in tracing their involvement in criminal operations, especially those riding-in-tandem.
“Yes. Ma-a identify kasi natin,” he said. “Malalaman natin yung mga hindi rehistrado.”
(Yes. We will be able to identify them. We will know those who aren’t registered.)
Fajard headed the investigation on the involvement of Caloocan policemen in the death of Kian de los Santos, who was killed during a citywide anti-drug operation in 2017. ENRIQUE M. AGCAOILI
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