National Intelligence Coordinating Agency in the region (NICA-7) Regional Director assured the governor the agency is carefully monitoring the situation in Bohol to protect it from anything that can disrupt the peace and order situation.
The NICA-7 chief and the governor met at the sidelines of the Regional Workshop on National/Regional Strategic Priorities and Sustainable Development Goal Alignment in Cebu City.
NICA-7 chief Susan DC Villoria talks about the region’s security risks and threats.
She assures that their agency is “monitoring Bohol,” even citing the province as “a very good example because of good governance and strategies of the good governor of Bohol, Edgar M. Chatto.”
Villoria also underscored each LGU’s role in stopping illegal drugs.
She further assures that threats in Central Visayas are still manageable, “but this does not mean that we will loosen our vigilance and become lax for anything could and might happen anytime.”
Vigilance has been the key differentiator of Bohol among those which were inflitrated by terror groups.
The community support against the bandits spelled the difference why the terrorist would be least likely to flourish in Bohol.
Earlier, the National Peace and Order Council Luzon cluster hailed the Purok Power Movement as an effective intelligence network that law enforcers can use in order to diffuse the lawless elements that may threaten the peace and order and the way of life of the Boholanos. (with reports from Leah Marchil Sumampong/Edcom)