These policemen will be deployed in different stations to increase police visibility in strategic areas and help maintain the peaceful environment the city is now experiencing.
The activity, spearheaded by the city government of Cotabato, featured Chinese traditional songs and dances performed by students from the Cotabato City Institute.
On his first session as a member of the 15th Sangguniang Panlungsod, Tuesday, city councilor Japal G. Guiani, III already hinted the city council about his plans on updating several laws that are still being implemented and followed in Cotabato City up to this day despite being crafted more than a decade ago.
The Office on Social Welfare and Development Services in Cotabato City will be focusing on intensifying its programs for the vulnerable sector of women and children this year. Because of the strengthened campaign of President Duterte, being supported by the Joint LGU-PNP Ronda in Cotabato City, the OSWD will be conducting massive information and education campaigns for the youth and their parents, as well, on the harmful effects of drug abuse. Both in school and out of school youth in the city will be educated about the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs and how they can be part of it.
The City Government of Cotabato targets a 7.5% increase in the city’s economic growth this year.
This projection is following the possibility of another influx of investors—both foreign and local—in Cotabato City in 2017. As early as December last year, a number of well known Philippine companies and industries have been in communication with the city government and they have already sent their emissaries to look for potential locations.
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