Authorities – including the Philippine National Police – can best address the issue of “tambays” (loiterers) at the local level, without having to elevate it to the national level.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this Thursday after noting the arrests of such loiterers were based on local ordinances.
“If they say, being ‘tambay’ violates local ordinances, keep it local. The Chief, PNP doing all the explaining and justifying instead of the concerned local chiefs of police only adds up to the suspicion and criticisms,” said Lacson, who headed the Philippine National Police from 1999 to 2001. Continue reading “‘Tambay’ issue best addressed at the local level”