NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon asked the newly-installed provincial police director to give priority to the campaign against illegal drugs.
"Illegal drugs are still rampant in the province," he said.
Senior Superintendent Romeo Baleros assumed as officer-in-charge of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) on Monday, January 7, replacing Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil Jr., who was moved to Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas in Iloilo City as head of the Regional Intelligence Division.
Marañon said he told Baleros that he is lucky to be assigned in the province this election time because it would be peaceful as the majority of the candidates here are unopposed.
He said all the congressional candidates are unopposed and that majority of the mayoralty candidates are without opponents.
"I told him (Baleros) to maintain peace and order in the province and concentrate on the campaign against illegal drugs," the governor said. (TDE)