End OF PNP's drug war worres brgy. captains

Following the indefinite suspension of the police’s fight against illegal drugs, the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) in Lapu-Lapu City feared that the drug users and pushers will be more aggressive in their illegal activities. “They will now come out because they are no longer afraid to be caught,” said ABC President Jose Dungog yesterday. Chief Insp. Junnel Caadlawon of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office assured the barangay captains, though, that they will continue to do their job and arrest drug personalities who are caught in the act.

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CH to support PDEA in its anti-illegal drug ops

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña assured the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 7 that the City Government will continue to help them in their anti-illegal drug operations. Osmeña asked the agency to inform him on what they need so the City can extend aid. As this develops, Councilor Dave Tumulak said the order disallowing the Philippine National Police from handling any anti-illegal drug operations may result to the revival of vigilante groups in the city.

This, since the people may no longer seek help from the police, he said.

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Naga mulls buying equipment for police

The City Government of Naga, Cebu is planning to acquire a reloading machine for the city’s police force. Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong said it is one way of helping the police improve their capabilities. The mayor has received reports that the police are having problems in acquiring bullets for their shooting practice. By purchasing a reloading machine, she said police will no longer have to buy bullets. Supt. Gregorio Galsim, Naga police chief, said the machine will be a big help to them since they will be able to practice their firing skills on a regular basis.

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Mandaue to help in arresting drug suspects

The Mandaue City Government will assist the police in gathering information vital to the arrest of drug personalities in the city. That, even after the Philippine National Police ordered the war against illegal drugs to be stopped. Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna believes, though, President Rodrigo Duterte has to review how the Oplan Tokhang was implemented. He said the credibility of the campaign has been affected since there are policemen who took advantage of it. “The tokhang for ransom is not an isolated incident,” he said. Jenevie Cabajar, USJ-R Intern

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Talisay CENRO in need of a new head

The Talisay City Government is looking for a new head of the City’s Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro).

This came after the City Council approved a resolution requesting Mayor Eduardo Gullas to open the position. City Councilor Antonio Bacaltos Jr. said the council had created the position through an ordinance passed four years ago. Gullas, in an interivew, said they’ve started screening individuals for the post. Among those being considered is former city councilor and incumbent Barangay Poblacion Councilor Bernard Joseph Odilao.