MERGE Special Assistant to the President Bong Go (5th from left) and DILG Undersecretary Martin Dino (3rd from left) with Bacolod City Rep. Greg Gasataya, Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr., Land Bank of the Philippines director JV Hinlo, Abang Lingkod Rep. Stephen Paduano, Jude Doctora, (second row) EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro Zayco, Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante, Himamaylan City Mayor Ernesto Agustin Bascon, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan, Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor, Hinobaan Mayor Ernestro Estrao, Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz, Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso, Valladolid Mayor Enrique Miravalles and Escalante Mayor Eddie Montero at the anti-drug summit held in Victorias City.* (GPB photo)

DILG checks mayors
anti-drugs effort, too

Not only barangay captains, through their respective Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils, will be monitored in their anti-drug campaign, but that of mayors’ as well, Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Dino announced yesterday.

Dino, who was among the guests at the anti-drug summit held yesterday in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, said the DILG will also conduct an inventory on what anti-drug campaigns have been initiated by local chief executives, in compliance with the order of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The next are the governors, Dino also said.

At the same time, he revealed that they are closely monitoring barangay officials linked to illegal drugs. moremoremore

Double security vs.
threats, officials told

Double your security.

This was the advice yesterday of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Dino to mayors who are getting threats while performing their jobs.

Dino, who was among the guests of the anti-drug summit held yesterday in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, said there are so many ways to protect themselves, including arming themselves, on top having the supervision and control of their respective police forces. moremoremore


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Government should cushion
impact of inflation – Benitez

International factors caused the Philippines’ 5.2 percent inflation surge and it looks like there is no end in sight, it could get worse, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said Saturday.

The oil-producing countries are producing less and the peso is losing ground because there is more demand for the dollar, Benitez said.

The peso is being converted to dollars, causing its devaluation, he pointed out.

“All of those factors are contributing to inflation and with no end in sight, the government should find ways to cushion the impact of inflation,” Benitez said.