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‘Eh di wow!’ NCRPO records only 1 crime during SONA

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The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) recorded only one crime in Metro Manila on the day Presidente Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the National Address (SONA).

In a statement, acting NCRPO director Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde said that from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25, the Regional Tactical Operations Center recorded a case of theft in Quezon City.

Records showed that police apprehended one Eraño Elcano and recovered a toolbox and crocodile jack he reportedly stole from Kevin Mameta of Barangay Bungad.

“For the first time in history, we recorded no incident of violence during the first SONA of President Duterte. We attribute this success to the cooperation of all stakeholders involved,” Albayalde said.

“Cause-oriented groups and other rallyists voluntarily dispersed after the conclusion of the SONA. I personally debriefed the President and he was very pleased with the result,” he added.

Albayalde commended the 6,873 police officers who secured the SONA and the others who went on patrol and implemented the anti-illegal drug operation plans Tokhang and Double Barrel.

He also assured that the NCRPO “will change Metro Manila” into a “more peaceful and safer place to live, work and do business.”#