police director Supt. Dionardo Carlos claimed recently that the days of persons
responsible in vandalizing private and public places in Dumaguete City are numbered.
Carlos said he has directed the intelligence branch of the Dumaguete Philippine
National Police to double their efforts in catching what he called as the "spray
painters," and file charges against them.
He said three "hip-hop" gangs
have acceded to their call and leaders of "Crips," "Bloods," "BK," and "Banana
Republic," among others, have volunteered to clean up the walls of spray paints.
Carlos said these groups would also like to clear their names that are
linked to the vandals. The clean-up drive started at the boulevard area.
Carlos said policemen are closing in on the spray painters of the number "683"
of which several are painted on the walls of the city.
Some members of
the hip-hop gangs in Dumaguete are former "parke boys," police reports said.
Meanwhile, the city police has acquired a 1996 model of Toyota Tamaraw FX for
use in its patrol operations in Dumaguete. Carlos said the vehicle was donated
by the Central Bank, whose director for security is a former PNP officer and his
The vehicle complements the acquisition of another police
van and two XLR Honda motorcycles for the city police.*JG/RG