PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said Wednesday, August 24, 2022, that the country’s peace and order situation is still “manageable” amid the reported incidents of killings and abductions over the past weeks.“Walang breakdown ng law and order. Ang assurance natin dito is ang ating peace and order sa buong bansa ay still manageable,” he said in an interview with reporters.(There is no breakdown of law and order. Our peace and order situation in the country is still manageable.)Azurin maintained that crime incidents in the country remain low.He said crime incidents nowadays are only highlighted due to postings on social media and other platforms.“As of now that people are posting po itong mga ganito so that ‘yung ating mga kapulisan nakikita po na nakapost sa social media ay nakakapag-react kaagad ang ating mga kapulisan and nava-validate po nila na some of these reported na mga crimes are already being addressed and were solved by our respective police stations,” he added.In July 2022, several female individuals were reported missing in Bulacan. The report went viral and caused alarm to residents.One of those declared missing was 24-year-old Princess Dianne Dayor, who was found dead in a creek in Malolos, Bulacan three days after she went missing.The suspect, Darwin de Jesus, was arrested and admitted to the crime. He was charged with robbery and homicide.For the other reported missing girls, police conducted an investigation and found out that they were already back home. One of them left home due to family issues, while the other went out with friends without informing her parents.In Batangas, a man who was forcibly taken by armed men in Taal town ended up dead in Quezon, while four people were found dead inside an abandoned car in Rodriguez, Rizal on Monday, August 22.The suspects in both incidents are yet to be identified.Last week, a 15-year-old biker identified as Princess Mari Dumantay was raped and killed. Her body was dumped on a roadside in Bustos, Bulacan.The suspect, Gaspar Maneja Jr., who also has outstanding arrest warrant over child abuse and rape was arrested in Camarines Sur.A seven-year-old girl was also found dead inside a sack in Pila, Laguna. The suspect was also a minor.In Malabon, a 29-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment on August 22. The suspect, Jaemark Reyes, 26, was arrested in Malolos City, Bulacan after he was identified through a CCTV footage and accounts of the witnesses.Reyes admitted raping and killing the victim.Earlier, the public expressed concern over these crime incidents.But Azurin assured that policemen are on their toes to prevent criminalities.He said they are in coordination with local government units, particularly barangays, especially in identifying crime-prone areas.He said they are also coordinating with schools for the conduct of information dissemination drives among the students, parents/guardians and teachers against crimes.“So ang reminder lang po natin ay sa mga estudyante, huwag po sila basta sasama kahit kani-kanino na mga tao na hindi po nila kilala and at the same time kung sila po ay sasakay sa mga pampublikong transportasyon, they should take note po kung anong klaseng sasakyan, anong plate number and itext po nila ‘yung kanilang mga magulang, kamag-anak so they would know na pauwi na po ‘yung kanilang mga anak,” said Azurin.“At the same time, kailangan po ay ‘yung ating kapulisan din naman pag-igtingin po nila ‘yung police visibility doon po sa mga different areas kung saan malapit ang school campuses, kung saan po medyo makikita natin na crime prone areas,” he added. (SunStar Philippines)