Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, Negros Island Region police director, pins the new rank insignia of newly-promoted Senior Supt. Joseph Thomas Martir, RPSB 18 director, assisted by Mia Martir.* ( GPB photo)
The crime volume in Negros Island Region has showed signs of increasing, after the aggressive campaign against illegal drugs came to a halt, Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, NIR police director, yesterday.
While the crime volume figure for January may be lower, Gumban , said the gap, compared to the same period in 2016, is getting smaller, noting that it has been verybig in previous years.
The crime volume appears to be slowly increasing, Gumban, who attended the monthly meeting of the Regional Advisory Council of Police Regional Office 18 at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr.in Bacolod City, said.
Stop bookies exploiting
STL, police ordered
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Prevent “bookies” from exploiting Small Town Lottery operations in Negros Island Region.
The order came yesterday from Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, NIR police director, to all police chiefs, as the war against illegal gambling started in the region.
Admitting that “bookies” are taking advantage of STL operations, Gumban said all STL bet solicitors should have been issued identification cards. If not, their names should be submitted to the police chiefs of towns and cities, where they are operating, he added.
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Vessel monitoring in
Tañon Strait OKd
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Tañon Strait Protected Area Management Board executive committee has approved a resolution requiring the installation of vessel monitoring for all commercial fishing vessels within the protected seascape.
“We laud the move to require vessel monitoring for all commercial fishing vessels along Tañon Strait. It is an effective tool to deter and stop illegal fishing, and its implementation is a momentous step in protecting our diverse, yet fragile municipal waters and protected areas,” Gloria Estenzo Ramos, vice-president for Oceana Philippines, said in a press release yesterday.
Tañon Strait is the first protected seascape to require vessel monitoring for all commercial fishing vessels transiting the area..