Capitol Jose Malvar Villegas, founder of Citizens Crime Watch, and John Chiong (right), Bacolod-based civil society group Kasanag president* ( SGG photo)

Cop chiefs get quotas
as drug fight steps up

Police chiefs in Negros Occidental have been given a quota on the number of drug personalities they arrest in their areas.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, Negros Occidental police provincial director, explained yesterday that giving a quota to each police chief is just matter of gauging how they will address the drug problem in their areas.

While the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office ( NOCPPO) contributed a lot in the anti-drug campaign accomplishment of the Police Regional Office 18, Señoron said it is not a yardstick or measurement of their success in the fight against the drug menace.moremoremore

CCW launches own squads

The Citizens Crime Watch-Kasanag, an anti-crime and anti-corruption advocacy group, yesterday launched their CCW-Malvar squad volunteers against illegal drugs and criminality in Bacolod City.

The group aims to hit back at drug lords and pushers who fight back during citizen's arrest.

At a press conference at the East View Hotel in Bacolod yesterday, Jose Malvar Villegas, founder of CCW, said that they will form a 5-member team, each headed by a retired soldier or policeman with licensed firearms. moremoremore


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NORPPO director orders
curfew implementation

Senior Supt. Harris Fama, the acting provincial Philippine National Police director of Negros Oriental, has directed the police chiefs to strictly implement existing local ordinances imposing curfew hours.

Fama said Wednesday that 10 of the 25 towns and cities in Negros Oriental, however, still do not have curfew ordinances.

These are the municipalities of Amlan, Ayungon, Basay, Jimalalud, La Libertad, Mabinay, Pamplona, San Jose, Tayasan, and Vallehermoso. moremoremore