Chief, Police Community Relations Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
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DATE   : April 14, 2014

Zero Crime Incidents During PacMan's Fight

PSSUPT MARLON V MADRID, Officer in Charge, Pampanga PPO, lauds the entire force of Pampanga Police for maintaining the peace and order situation in Pampanga during the former Pound for Pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs American Boxer Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley fight at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas yesterday, April 13, 2014.

Reports indicated that no crime incident transpired yesterday during Pacman’s bout. This is not new to the PNP based on past experiences, it was either zero-crime rate or a sudden drop of criminal activities every time Pacman would fight.

Traffic situation in City of San Fernando and municipality of Mexico which are usually congested was also affected. It was reported that the roads in these areas were free flowing yesterday solely because motorists and commuters alike are tuned in Pacquiao’s bout inside their respective homes.

While it has been observed that crime rates dramatically drop whenever Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao fights, the police did not stay complacent and remained on alert. PSSUPT MADRID added that we need our police out in the streets to maintain peace during the event.

The Pampanga Police hosted a free live viewing of Pacquiao’s fight for officers and personnel together with their families at the Bale Katimawan Hall, Pampanga PPO, Capitol Compound, Sto Nino, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

PSSUPT MADRID assures the public that the Pampanga Police would still be continuously vigilant against crime even though there’s a special event like Pacquiao fight because it is the PNP’s mandate to preserve peace and order in the province.