February 9, 2023

LAMUT, Ifugao – Resource persons of the revitalized anti-rape project of the Ifugao Police Provincial Office (IPPO) dubbed “Pani-o” (taboo) were recently re-oriented and trained for effective and efficient pro-ject implementation.
IPPO Provincial Director, Col. James Mangili, said Ifugao is not spared from social problems and crimes, particularly rapes cases, hence the need to collaborate all efforts in addressing the problem.
The IPPO’s Wo-men and Children Protection Desk data showed from 2016 to October 2022, there were 310 cases of rape referred to the Prosecutor’s Office.
To address the concern, the IPPO is institutionali-zing Pani-o as an anti-rape campaign, supplemented by the Malasakit, Kaayusan, Kapayapaan, and Kaunlaran peace and security framework and the Kapulisan, Simbahan, at Pamayanan as anti-crime strategy.
The attendees were oriented about the Implan 02-2022 Revitalized Project Pani-o and the process of implementation and other issues and concerns that might affect its implementation.  
The participants role-played the procedure of project Pani-o from planning to implementation.
Other topics discussed were Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 and RA 11648, An Act Promoting for Stronger Protection Against Rape and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Increasing the Age for Determining the Commission of Statutory Rape.
The roles of Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) in crime prevention were also discussed during the event.
The activity was in collaboration with KKDAT Ifugao and the Provincial Sangguniang Kabataan Federation. – Marcelo Lihgawon