KANLAON PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez (right), escorted by Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz, PRO 6 director and Senior Supt. Remus Canieso, 6th RPSB director, being accorded with arrival honors at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.* ( Gilbert Bayoran photo)

War declared vs. drugs

Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, who now heads the newly created Police Regional Office 18 of Negros Island Region, declared yesterday that the war against prohibited drugs will go on.

“We shall hit hard on drug pushers, users and criminals” Capa said, “and hit harder policemen involved in illegal drugs”.

But he added that this war should involve all stakeholders in the community. moremoremore

It's alarming, bishop says

Bishop Gerardo Alminaza yesterday aired serious concerns on the alarming drug proliferation in the Diocese of San Carlos.

The Diocese of San Carlos covers La Libertad and Vallehermoso towns, and Guihulngan and Canlaon cities in Negros Oriental; and Manapla, Toboso, Calatrava, and Salvador Benedicto towns, and San Carlos, Escalante, Cadiz and Sagay cities in Negros Occidental.

“Drug addiction destroys the fate of our youth, the very hope of every family's future and the very seeds of our Christian community,” Alminaza said in a pastoral statement. .moremoremore


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Fishermen, farmers assured
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Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has assured farmers, fisher folks, and families of former child laborers of the DOLE's continued implementation of programs and services that will provide opportunities for decent and productive livelihood.

“We make sure that the welfare and safety of the workers, especially those in the informal sector, are taken care of,” Baldoz said during the turnover of motorized fishing boats, release of livelihood grants, and distribution of gifts to former child laborers in Amlan, Negros Oriental, recently, a press release from DOLE said.

She said the most concrete proof of economy's inclusive growth is when the programs are able to reach out and benefit especially those in the informal sector.moremoremore