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Ex-solon disputes allegations Lanao Norte ‘unsafe province’ 03/21/2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ex-solon disputes allegations Lanao Norte ‘unsafe province’

03/21/2011
Former Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo disputed the allegations made by the Philippine National Police (PNP) that Lanao del Norte is one of the “unsafe places” based on the survey conducted by the government-owned Philippine News Agency (PNA)recently.

The report was fed by PNP to police reporters and carried out by the reporters’ newspapers publications nationwide and even globally through its Web sites.

According to Dimaporo, the report was damaging to Lanao del Norte province as the province itself is generally peaceful and even peaceful as compared with Metro Manila. Of course, there were crimes committed by unlawful persons in Lanao del Norte but it happens everywhere either in provinces or in Metro Manila.

“How can you conclude that Lanao del Norte is one of the unsafe places based on the 19 percent out of the 1,161 respondents in 51 provinces during polls? And why peace should be based on elections when we know that polls period the candidates of every party are very hot and they try to outdo their rivals only to win the elections?” Dimaporo asked..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20110321nat4.html

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