Fama directed to intensify
campaign vs. criminality
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE & JUDY F. PARTLOW
The new officer-in-charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office assumed office yesterday, even if his order was dated January 8, or two days before the election ban on the transfer, promotion and hiring of government personnel.
Senior Supt. Harris Fama of Class 1990 of the Philippine National Police Academy and Class 228 of the Federal Bureau of Investigation paid a courtesy call on Gov. Roel Degamo at the old session hall of the Capitol in Dumaguete City, accompanied by police chiefs and unit commanders, and Senior Supt. Dionard Carlos, his predecessor, who also made an exit call on the governor, yesterday afternoon.
Degamo received Fama and expressed optimism that he will serve well, based on the credentials he presented, while thanking Carlos for having served the province for six months.
Lower crime rate
in 2015: NOPPO
BY RENE GENOVE
The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office reported that there was a lower crime rate in 2015 compared to 2014, with crime volume of 9,979 last year, with 3,179 index crimes and 6,800 non-index crimes.
This was reported during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting in Dumaguete City recently, by then NORPPO officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, who said that index crimes decreased by 559 incidents or 15.86 percent, while non-index crimes reduced by 592 incidents or 9.54 percent.
A press release by Philippine Information Agency NegOr said the most prevalent index crime was theft with 1,441 incidents or a reduction of 14 percent, followed by physical injury with 693 incidents or seven percent, robbery with 447, murder 182 incidents, carnapping 170, homicide 54, and cattle rustling 44 incidents.