SALUTE Chief Supt. Edmund Gonzales (right), newly-designated Negros Island Region police director, salutes his predecessor, Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, in the presence of Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario, who presided over the PRO 18 change of command.*
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There's hope for cops
linked to drugs in NIR

There is now hope for the more than 40 policemen from Negros Island Region, accused of receiving protection money from a drug syndicate, that the investigations on the allegations against them will be fast-tracked.

Chief Supt. Edmund Gonzales, who assumed yesterday as acting regional police director of Negros Island Region, said he will lobby with Camp Crame for the fast-tracking of the probe against them, to clear those innocent, and punish the guilty ones.

“If they are not involved, it is unfair to our personnel to prolong their agony” Gonzales said. moremoremore

Gumban gets
medals for service

The National Police Commission and the Philippine National Police yesterday conferred two Medalyas ng Katapatan sa Paglilingkod (PNP Distinguished Service Medals) to Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, whose career as a law enforcer, ended yesterday.

PNP chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, in General Orders Numbers 899 and 900, said that Gumban implemented policing strategies to strengthen the operational capability of Police Regional Office 18 in pursuit of the PNP organizational thrust to serve and protect. moremoremore


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Judge issues hold order
vs. Russian for turtle slay

A Regional Trial Court Judge in Negros Oriental has ordered a hold departure order issued to the Russian national charged for the death of an endangered Green Sea Turtle in Dauin by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Insp. Bernabe Rubio, the police chief of Dauin, said yesterday that Judge Neciforo Enot of the Regional Trial Court Branch 44 issued the release order of Anton Likharev, 35, single, of Vladivostok, Russia, after he posted P40,000.00in bail late Thursday.

The release order included a hold order preventing Likharevfrom leaving while the case is pending, Rubiosaid..