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As part of his mission to instill discipline and be fair to all townsfolk, Mayor Gerandy Danao, in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, said that he has placed members of Bantay Narra, formerly known as “Task Force Narra”, under probation.
“’Yung mga Bantay Bayan natin pinapanood ko talaga ‘yung performance nila. Kasi noon pa, marami ng reklamo,” he said.
The probation came in wake of numerous hate posts and comments on social media regarding the poor performance of the task force. “Palitan lahat ng abusadong Task Force sa Narra. Mayayabang mga yan,” Chryll Chustine, a netizen said in her post.
“Make a new Task Force team. The reliable one, the respectful one and most of all duty-responsible one… Duty not just on time, but with diligence,” Leah Bucsit, another netizen stated.
Danao said that he is particularly aware of this and is conducting an investigation himself concerning the problem.
“Mayroon pang nagsabi na kapag taga-munisipyo daw exempted, pinapabayaan nalang ng Bantay Bayan. Sa akin ang sinasabi ko walang exempted. Kapag nadaanan ka at may mali kang ginagawa, mananagot ka,” Danao said.
The probation put at stake the jobs of all the members of the Bantay Bata, with the mayor stating that they were in fact at a threat of being terminated from service if circumstances come to worse.
“Wala pa akong binibigay na order tungkol diyan. May isang buwan pa sila para mag-perform. Saka natin malalaman kung magtatanggalan,” Danao said.