Iloilo police vow to protect Koreans

AS FAR AS the Iloilo Police Provincial (IPPO) is concerned, alleged abuses against Koreans happening in other parts of the country have no place in the province.

IPPO director Senior Superintendent Harold Tuzon assured the security of the Korean community amid recent controversies involving policemen.

The death of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo in the hands of some policemen and the reported Tokhang-for-ransom racket in Angeles City, Pampanga have caused fear in Koreans living in the country.

But Tuzon said such incidents have no place in Iloilo province as he assured the continued partnership with the Korean community in police community relations.

Tuzon personally gave his assurance to a group of Korean leaders, Pastor Mike Lee, Moon Dae Jin and Mister Shin.

Their group has been active partners of IPPO in outreach activities in past years.

On Feb. 1, 2017, the Koreans made a courtesy call to Tuzon at the IPPO headquarters in Sta. Barbara town.

Tuzon said they will guarantee the safety and security of Koreans who visit Iloilo.

The group, on the other hand, pledged to sustain their involvement in IPPO’s programs.

In 2016, the Koreans partnered with IPPO in outreach programs for Ati communities in Barangay, Duenas and in Leong, Cabatuan.

The group also painted the chapel and distributed school supplies to the children of Barangay Bantud Pabrica, Dumangas, Iloilo.

They embarked on a clean-up drive and beautification program at the IPPO headquarters and mangrove-planting in Dumangas town.


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