fLOOD This was among the areas hit by flooding in San Enrique town, Negros Occidental, recently* ( Christopher Dorde photo )

PNP investigates reports
officials involved in drugs

The number of self-confessed drug peddlers and users in Negros island, who surrendered to various police units of Police Regional Office 18, in the past two weeks, has now reached more than 4,500.

This developed as the Philippine National Police and also validating reports that some local officials in Negros Occidental are involved in illegal drugs.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, confirmed yesterday having received such reports while PNP chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa revealed that 23 mayors have been linked to the illegal drug trade. moremoremore

Negros solon
backs death penalty

Rep. Melecio Yap (Neg. Occ., 1 st District) yesterday said he is supporting the move to restore the death penalty.

Yap said he supports the restoration of death penalty for drug-related cases and heinous crimes.

Yap, former mayor of Escalante City, is a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition.

Incoming Speaker of the House, Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez (Davao del Norte), and Rep. Frednil Castro (Capiz, 2 nd District) earlier filed House Bill No.1 re-imposing the death penalty on certain heinous crimes by lethal injection.



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Tiempo to replace Fama
as NORPPO head today

Senior Supt. Nestor Tiempo is the new acting director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office.

Tiempo, who was formerly assigned as chief of the PNP Civil Security Group Information and Technology Division, will assume command of NORPPO effective today, replacing Senior Supt. Harris Fama.

Fama, who had served as NORPPO director for almost six months, is up for a higher position, which he earlier said, “will enhance his police career.” .