MERGE Senior Supt. Harold Tuzon pins the PNP Efficiency Medal on Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, outgoing NOCPPO police director, in the presence of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (left) and former Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer.* (GPB photo)

Zero tolerance vowed
vs. corrupt policemen

Senior Supt. Romeo Baleros, who assumed the command of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office yesterday, vowed to campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, which are his priorities.

Baleros also vowed to conduct legal offensives against illegal drugs traffickers and substance abusers, and their cohorts, under the demand and supply reduction concept of project “Double Barrel”.

Stressing that he will be at the forefront of the fight against illegal drugs, Baleros, who replaced Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil as NOCPPO director, ordered all police personnel to do their share in raising the performance bar for the general accomplishments of Police Regional Office 6. moremoremore

Mayor’s assistant threatens
charges versus brgy officials

Charges will be filed against barangay officials who have failed to participate in the city’s Business One-Stop-Shop at the Bacolod City Government Center, executive assistant to the mayor Samuel Montoyo Sr. yesterday said

Montoyo said he will submit to the Office of the President, the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Interior and Local Government the list of non-compliant barangay officials who did not participate in the BOSS as of yesterday, after he gave them until 3 p.m. to show up.

He will make a final report of the total participating barangays and will recommend what action to take against those who are non-compliant for violation of Article 231 of the Revised Penal Code for their refusal to comply with a lawful order, Montoyo said. moremoremore


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NFA unloading 239,000
bags of imported rice

A total of 239,000 bags of imported rice from Myanmar and Vietnam are now being unloaded at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City, and the supply is expected to meet the rice needs of Negrenses this first quarter of 2019, National Food Authority Provincial Manager, Frisco Canoy, said yesterday.

Canoy told the DAILY STAR that 160,000 bags of rice came from Myanmar and transported by marine vessel Tan Binh 79, and 79,000 bags from Vietnam, through the MV Han Binh 16.

Both vessels are docked at the Bredco Port and NFA is already unloading the first 160,000 bags. Canoy said about 20,000 bags are already unloaded and transferred to the agency’s warehouses in Bacolod.