TACLOBAN CITY- The Highway Patrol Group’s (HPG) anti-carnapping campaign is gaining headway in Ormoc City despite lack of personnel. “We don’t have enough number of police deployed here, but we intensify our enforcement to reduce carnapping incidents,” said Major Joel Noel Ducentes, chief of HPG’s Ormoc City office.

Ducentes said that for the first quarter of the year, there were “only few” reports of vehicles that were carnapped. Just this week, their office impounded a multicab due to a defaced chassis number. The investigation is still ongoing. “We are looking the angle of how it happened and how are we going to help and return it to the owner,” Ducentes said. The HPG reminds car owners to always lock the doors and windows while they park their vehicles in a safe and secure place. (JELLY E. CARAAN, LNU Intern)