Bacolod officials laud police for massive apprehension vs. drugs
Bacolod City officials commended the Bacolod City Police for their persistent campaign against illegal drug users and peddlers, which resulted to become top in Western Visayas as reported by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 for January 2018.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said, “considering that this is a nationwide campaign of the police, and Bacolod City is number one in the apprehension of illegal drug personalities, this shows that our policemen are very active in the implementation of the campaign. Their assets and coordination with the Barangay Anti Drug Abuse Council is very effective and efficient.”
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, “That is a good performance if Bacolod is rated number one in Region 6 in illegal drugs apprehension. This means Bacolod City police is more effective in anti drug drive.”
When asked about the apprehension of illegal drug resident last night in Brgy. Villamonte with P1.2 million worth of shabu, Leonardia said, it is another proof that our police are working rigidly against illegal drugs. As a matter of fact, every new chief of police assigned in Bacolod, my urgent request is always to prioritize campaign against illegal drugs because I believe it is a menace to our society.”
Meanwhile, Leonardia reported that the meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte with the local chief executives from Visayas and Mindanao held in Davao City last Friday, was a reiteration of his promise to the people during the campaign period againstcorruption, illegal drugs and others. The President also said, “I need not remind you because it is your mandate to serve your people.”*