By Dave Albarado
TAGBILARAN CITY – The Bohol provincial government is keen on setting up a hotline where citizens can provide information to law enforcement forces and other government agencies that can help prevent or respond to security threats.
Last Tuesday, Task Force Dagon convened a workshop where one of the issues discussed was the idea of a hotline.
Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II said the hotline is a “proactive step” of the Provincial Peace and Order Council to avoid potential threats, harassment, the use of private armed groups (PAGs) and other threats, especially during the election period.
Damalerio said the hotline will feature a quick response unit (QRU) to address or respond to any kind of threat or complaint.
Task Force Dagon is a peace and order task force composed of different sectors and government agencies. It has sub-groups handling peace and order, drug abuse prevention, environmental protection, among others.
Dagon is the Visayan word for amulet. Dagon and hoyohoy (breeze) are the words in the portmanteau Dagohoy, which was the nom de guerre of Francisco Sendrijas. Sendrijas, a native of Inabanga town, led the longest Filipino revolt against the Spanish colonial government, lasting for 85 years.