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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, July 16, 2016
Negros Oriental
Button Drug surrenderees hit 6,489
Button Training on disaster preparedness held
CHR warns officials vs. ‘watch list' abuse
SU laboratory releases turtle to sea  

Drug surrenderees hit 6,489

6,071 in Neg. Occ.

The Philippine National Police reported that the number of drug surrenderees in Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, reached 6,071 yesterday.

Users Pushers Total

Bago 128 27 155

Cadiz 143 5 148

Escalante 194 11 205

Himamaylan 55 9 64

Kabankalan 348 25 373

La Carlota 109 19 128

Sagay 87 1 88

Training on disaster
preparedness held

Barangay chairpersons, officials and service providers in Dumaguete City are now equipped with the basic skills to respond to disaster and calamities following completion of training on disaster preparedness.

The “Training on Family and Community Disaster Preparedness” focused on camp coordination and management, particularly for service providers and barangay officials responding to a disaster or any emergency.

The second batch of trainees, number 55, completed the five-day training July 11-15 while the first batch of 52 participants took the same course July 4 to 8.

CHR warns officials
vs. ‘watch list' abuse

The Commission on Human Rights in Negros Oriental has issued strict warnings against the possible exploitation and abuse by various sectors in relation to the proliferation of the purported watch lists of drug users and pushers in the province.

CHR-Negros Oriental chief Jess Cañete directed his stern warnings at the police, barangay officials and even potential employers who may use the “drugs watch lists” to their advantage and for other reasons.

His pronouncement comes as thousands of drug personalities across the nation had surrendered to the police while many others were also killed in what is now viewed by many as extrajudicial or vigilante killings.

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