Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
                               9633874/ pcr_pampppo_r03

DATE             :        February 25, 2013


Pampanga PNP Meets with Members of Pampanga Junkshop Federation


Pampanga PNP presided by PSUPT RICARDO S PANGAN JR, Deputy Provincial Director in Operations, on behalf of PSSUPT R’WIN S PAGKALINAWAN, Officer-In-Charge, Pampanga PPO held a meeting with the Pampanga Junkshop Federation led by Mr. Jesus Tim Dela Cruz, President of PJF, at Bale Katimawan, Pampanga PPO last February 22, 2013. Chiefs of Police all over the province together with the officers and the members of the Pampanga Junkshop Federation attended the said conference.

PSUPT RICARDO PANGAN gave emphasis on PD No. 1612 (Anti-Fencing Law of 1979). He added that the Chiefs of Police should exercise their visitorial powers and at the same time to facilitate the conduct of quarterly meeting with municipal/ city junkshop association officers. By laws and the ID System of the Pampanga Junkshop Federation were also tackled during the discussion. DPDO PANGAN also talked about the issuance of “Permit to Transport”. He further stated that the purpose of this is to safeguard the safety and flow of the junkshop business operations in Pampanga.

Members from the Pampanga Junkshop Federation raised their concerns like the perennial problem on jumpers and some alleged extortion activities. Chiefs of Police from their respective municipalities addressed these problems properly and also gave recommendations in order to avoid/prevent such difficulties from happening again.

Furthermore, the junkshop associations must conduct awareness meetings with homeowners association and Brgy Officials in order to present the ID System and purpose of the association to be implemented by junkshop associations.

Lastly, DPDO PANGAN advised the Junkshop Federation members to continuously coordinate with PNP and Brgy Authorities in order to put a stop to any problems that may arise in the future. He further added that the association must ensure the strict adherence to PD 1612 and should extend support to PNP’s campaign on Anti-Fencing.