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Effective crime prevention needs public cooperation, says Palace January 28, 2014

From the Website of the President

Effective crime prevention needs public cooperation, says Palace January 28, 2014
Fighting crime remains the government’s top priority, the Palace said on Tuesday adding however that effectively combating it needs public assistance.

“Lahat ng paglabag sa batas ay siniseryoso ng ating pamahalaan dahil ito ay hindi katanggap-tanggap. Kaya’t pinag-iibayo ang efforts ng ating law enforcement agencies to prevent crime,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said in a press briefing in Malacanang.
Coloma added that crime prevention is best achieved through community efforts and doesn’t solely rely on the deterrent or punitive aspects through the police and the justice system.

“Kaya’t matitiyak tayo na sineseryoso ng pamahalaan ang lahat ng uri ng krimen at ang ating layunin ay bawasan at supilin ito sa lahat ng anyo at sa lahat ng larangan.”
With regards to the re-imposition of the death penalty to deter would-be criminals, Coloma said the administration has some reservations implementing capital punishment because the country’s justice system has some flaws.

If the justice system is flawed, it might convict or punish innocent people and that is dangerous, the Palace official said.

And on judicial reforms, Coloma said it’s been a general observation that there’s a lot of things to be done to improve the country’s judicial process especially in terms of speeding up the pace of litigations.

“Kaya siguro nabanggit ng Pangulo yan noong nakaraan na kinakailangan talagang bigyan ng priority attention hindi lamang iyong proposal na magre-impose ng mas mataas na penalty kung hindi iyong pagsasagawa ng mga karampatang reporma sa ating criminal justice system in order to eliminate the flaws that have been noted,” he added.

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