ANGELES CITY – A simulation exercise on an active shooter scenario and anti-criminality action plan was held at the Systems Plus College Foundation August 3, 2022.
Witnessing the exercise was Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr., along with Angeles City Police Office chief PCol. Diosdado Fabian, and Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Rudy Simeon.
Lazatin said he wants to ensure the students’ safety against crimes and emergencies in the school premises, especially now that the start of classes is just around the corner.
The city government, in coordination with all schools in the city, will be conducting drills in all elementary, high school, colleges, and universities this August, maintaining schools as safe spaces for children.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office, headed by Edna Duaso, was also tasked by Mayor Lazatin to hold a stress debriefing after the drills to prevent possible trauma on children.
Further, disaster personnel, law enforcers, and social workers will also receive additional trainings to equip them with necessary skills and needed logistics.
To recall, Mayor Lazatin announced this crime prevention program during his inaugural speech for his second term, delivering this as part of his flagship programs.