Peace and Order

No racial profiling in Davao, says Mayor Inday

May 30, 2017 By

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte had pledged that there will be no racial profiling in the conduct of the police’s Oplan Bulabog here.

On Thursday last week, 250 persons of interest were invited by the Davao City Police Office for verification of identities amid information that suspicious-looking individuals had entered Barangay Bucana and Mini Forest.

Mayor Inday said that while authorities do not target a particular group or members of a single religious group, it was unfortunate that “radicalism is associated with Muslims.”

“Kana lang nuon, pero ang atong mga lugar, mixed ang tao dira,” she said.

Senior Supt. Alexander Tagum, the city police director, said the 250 persons of interest were immediately released and even brought to their respective homes after their identities were verified.

He said the DCPO, together with the Task Force Davao, will continue with the Oplan Bulabog to thwart sinister plots by terrorists.

He said the police will promptly act on any information that could help the police and the Task Force in this endeavor.

“We assure you that we will immediately respond to your report. This is a concern of everyone,” he said.

Tagum also said the city remained generally peaceful since the declaration of Martial Law.

“The City is generally peaceful with the support of all the residents and visitors of Davao City,” he said. CIO