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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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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.

He also stressed that there will be zero tolerance for policemen found directly, or indirectly involved in illicit activities, and that the full force of the law will be imposed on them.

“NOCPPO has no place for a few members who are still involved in illegal activities”. he said, I will not condone anyone who taints the good image of the PNP, Baleros said.

There will be an extensive and intensive anti-criminality campaign to prevent and suppress all forms of criminality, by conducting deliberate and sustained operations versus the eight-focused crimes, in tandem with other law enforcement agencies, he added.

Baleros also said that he will apply the reward and punishment system.

Those who excel in their performance will be awarded and given proper recognition, while personnel involved in irregularities, and use their positions for personal gains will be investigated, and sanctions will be imposed against them if found guilty, he added.

He will monitor all anti-drug operations to ensure the proper declaration of seized evidence to prevent police personnel from recycling illegal drugs to the streets, Balleros said.

This also includes the monitoring of warrant servers in city and municipal police stations to remove public perceptions that the wealthy and influential accused with arrest warrants go scot-free because of bribe money, he added.

There will be no bungling of cases in court due to non-appearance of prosecution witnesses, especially in drug-related cases, Baleros also said.

Senior Supt. Harold Tuzon, PRO 6 chief of directorial staff, yesterday presided over the turnover of command rites, which was also attended by Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, former Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, Carmelo Orbista - Department of Interior and Local Government, provincial head, and National Police Commission provincial officer Mae Diamante.

Castil is now the intelligence chief of PRO 6, a position earlier occupied by Baleros.*


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