Bohol govt to set up own hotline

Published January 23, 2019, 5:39 PM

by AJ Siytangco

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.