By: City of Tagum Information Office
Genuine peace, security and safety for all the Tagumeños will be among the top priority for the 1st 100 days of the administration of Mayor Allan L. Rellon, stressing that these factors will eradicate the culture of fear and would encourage investors to do business in this bustling urban hub.
Mayor Rellon disclosed this in front of the renewed and newly-hired Security Management Officers (SMO) and Traffic Management Officers (TMO) last June 29, 2013 at Miko’s Brew. Both entities will now be the official name of the now-defunct Civil Security Unit (CSU) and the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) which is both operated by the previous administration.
Mayor Rellon is hopeful this will herald a new and effective system, thus appointing key persons to manage the newly- created units in-charge of securing peace and order in the city.
The local chief executive named Police Officer Elmer L. Rellon, Sr. as head of the SMO, who called on his subordinates to fulfill their duty responsibly. He added that they should be accountable to Tagumeños to whom they are called to serve.
The SMO chief also briefed his subordinates on the 11 General Orders, the do’s and don’ts and the general information and their chain of authority.
The SMO is composed of police auxiliaries, security aides, and school guards.
The Tagum City Police Office- Traffic Division will be augmented by the city-paid traffic officers and will be supervised by Police Officer Angelito de Castro.
Last Saturday, Mayor Rellon personally supervised the respective post assignments in vital places across the city, including schools, PNP substations and government buildings.
Prior to that, they were briefed by the City Human Resource Management Office on the rules governing the employees and the salient points of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials.
The local chief executive bared that he is also planning to enroll these security and traffic officers to the basic military training program anytime soon.
Aside from this, he also made mention about the city's economy and the lowering of taxes as among his agenda on his first 100 days in office. (Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum)