BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) has sent an additional 82 policemen to Kabankalan City after the city was one of those severely hit by Typhoon Odette with several villages flooded, damaged structures and unrestored electricity.
Among the total personnel sent, 32 policemen will be detailed to the Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) while 50 other police officers will assist in the security and search and rescue operations of the station.
Aside from personnel, five patrol cars and one PNP truck were also sent to increase the logistical capability of the Kabankalan police.
The CDM personnel will ensure that no civil disturbance will happen while the relief operations are ongoing.
Provincial police chief, Col. Romy Palgue, also assured Kabankalan residents and all other affected areas that the provincial police will do its best to ensure the safety and security of the people while the city is recovering from the devastation of Typhoo Odette.