CALACAT Roosque Calacat, DILG Assistant Secretary for Barangay Affairs and Community Development, at the MASA MASID Program launch at the BAYS Center yesterday.*


‘Make Bacolod drug-free'
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Roosque Calacat, Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary for Barangay Affairs and Community Development, is urging the Bacolod City government, its barangay officials and their Baragay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils to strengthen their campaign against illegal drugs to make Bacolod once more a drug-free city.

Calagat suggested that the city come up with an executive order creating a MASA MASID (Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Droga) Task Force, to ensure compliance with DILG Memorandum No. 2016-116 creating it yesterday, during the launching of the program at the BAYS Center in Bacolod.

Calacat also said that the city government should direct all barangays in Bacolod Cityto organize or strengthen their BADACS and direct the Ligangmga Barangay presidents to ensure the completion of these councils within a certain time frame. moremoremore

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24 cops, Wanky says
BY SHIELA GELERA

Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office, reported yesterday that actions have already been taken on24 BCPO police officers with alleged involvements in illegal drugs, as part of their internal cleansing.

Wanky said this during the MASA MASID (Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Ilegal na Droga) program at the BAYS Center in Bacolod, yesterday.

Effective Monday, the Philippine National Police deactivated its anti-illegal drug units at all levels in line with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte, records show. moremoremore

 

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Dumaguete extends deadline
of MCH franchise to 3 months
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Dumaguete City government has extended the deadline of the renewal of franchises of motorcabs-for-hire plying the city's thoroughfares to another three months.

This is to allow the Sangguniang Panlungsod to further scrutinize the status of franchises of MCHs, more popularly known as pedicabs, following reports of some alleged discrepancies.

The deadline for all other business and mayor's permits, meanwhile, ended yesterday, Dems Rey Demecillo, City Public Information officer, said. .