cops Police Director Leo Angelo Leuterio (left) presides over the change of RIAS 18 command from Senior Supt. Jacquilino Lagiwid to Supt. EdwinTan at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.*

Cops set to resume
NIR anti-drugs drive

Police officers were reminded anew to strictly observe Police Operational Procedures(POP), after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police to resume their anti-drug campaign yesterday.

Police Director Angelo Leo Angelo Leuterio, head of the PNP Internal Affairs Service, made the reminders yesterday, as he installed Supt. Edwin Tan as the new officer-in-charge of the Regional Internal Affairs Service 18 of Negros Island Region, at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.

The halt to the anti-drug campaign of the police in Negros Island Region led to the increase in the number of crimes, as admitted by Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, NIR police director. moremoremore

‘84 Neg. Occ. brgys drug free'

The number of barangays declared as drug-free in Negros Occidental rose to 84, with four more barangays in Murcia town added to the list.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said yesterday that the declaration of those barangays as drug-free, came after the compliance of with prescribed guidelines of the Dangerous Drugs Board.

The four barangays of Murcia town joining the list are Iglauan, Damsite, Canlandog and Cansilayan. their formal declaration is scheduled on March 2, Senior Inspector Hector Balbon, town police officer-in-charge, said yesterday. moremoremore


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3 Dumaguete brgys
declared ‘drug-free'

Three poblacion barangays in Dumaguete City have been declared as drug-free, validation of which is ongoing, in line with the directive from the provincial headquarters of the Philippine National Police.

Dumaguete PNP chief, Supt. Jovito Atanacio, said poblacions 4, 5 and 7, all in the central district, passed the criteria set by the PNP provincial command.

Part of the process was the conduct of capability enhancement training among members of the respective Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils and organization of house clusters to collect information and formulation of a watchlist, advocacy and education seminars..