June 29, 2017
GSC Sangguniang Panlungsod Security Updates; Acting City Mayor Shirlyn L. BAÑAS-NOGRALES
As a result of a June 24 (Saturday) emergency meeting, the CITY VICE MAYOR SHIRLYN BAÑAS-NOGRALES issued Memorandum Number VMO2017-06-244 informing the public and all concerned of the imposition of strict security measures within the vicinity of the Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to be undertaken by the offices of the local government in coordination with the General Santos City Police, the Joint Task Force-Gensan, and the Civil Security Unit, i.e.:
- Security inspections,
- Strict imposition of “No ID, No Entry” policy,
- Imposition, observation, and review of all reasonable and necessary security protocols in the Sangguniang Panglungsod by the Civil Security Unit, and
- Color-coded Visitor’s Pass upon entry to the Legislative Building.
As the city’s preparation for a security response in case of the occurrence of any eventuality, the City Government together with the Joint Task Force-Gensan, the Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, and other related agencies initiated a planned 30-minute city lockdown dry-run last Sunday, June 25, 2:00 AM.
Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles is designated as ACTING CITY MAYOR OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY beginning JUNE 27, 2017. She will assume the role until JULY 6, 2017.
Last Tuesday, JUNE 27, the ACTING CITY MAYOR Shirlyn Bañas-Nograles, as presiding officer, together with the City Administrator and the DILG Director, held a Peace and Order Council meeting, wherein the Philippine National Police, the Joint Task Force-Gensan, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development rendered their respective reports on the status of the peace and order situation of the General Santos City, as well as the status of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Marawi City currently here in the city. To date, the city has more or less 522 households of IDPs from Marawi City, which is equivalent to almost two thousand persons.