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Edith Colmo

PDEA Burns P4.45M Drugs Drug Clearing Operations to Start in Barangays

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Barangay officials, school heads, police personnel and representatives from the private sector converged at the MassKara Hall and attended the Barangay Drug Clearing Orientation conducted by the City Government of Bacolod, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday.

SOME 716 grams of shabu and 3.888 kilos of marijuana worth P4,455,990.72 were destroyed yesterday by PDEA at the Acropolis Gardens in Bacolod City, led by PDEA Director General USEC Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., Region 6 PDEA Director Paul Ledesma, and Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella. The burning makes sure the contrabands will not be recycled.*(Edith B. Colmo photo)

BACOLOD Mayor Monico Puentevella, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac, Jr. watch as a carton of shabu is being incinerated at the Acropolis Gardens in Brgy. Bata, following the Barangay Drug Clearing Orientation yesterday.*(CMO-PIO photos)

Pursuant to Memorandum Circular 2009-09 of the DILG that structures a unified action against illegal drugs and other substances, and Board Resolution Nos. 2 and 12 of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) that provides the guidelines in the conduct of Barangay Drug-Clearing Operations, the orientation also shed light on the overall implementation to monitor, report and apprehend illegal drug movement and personalities in the street level and to safeguard the city’s 61 Barangays against unwanted substances.

"Our fight against drugs is beyond the capabilities of one man one. Let us share our knowledge to lessen, if not stop illegal drugs in our barangays," said BCPO OIC Senior Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla in his Pedrito Escarilla in his welcome address.

The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) co-Chairman also added, it is not only the Philippines that is affected by the effects of drugs, but every country is facing such a perilous adversary that could make the communities collapse.

No Problem on Chicken Supply in Negros Occ: Decena

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There is no problem on supply of chicken in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, according to Dr Renante Decena, provincial veteri-narian.

However, the demand of chicken in the province is too high because people here are fond of eating chicken, unlike in Cebu where people like to eat pork and in the Oriental Negros beef.

SP Requests DepEd, Include Vandalism in Values Ed Lessons

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Councilor Caesar Distrito resolved in yesterday’s session to request the school officials and encourage the teachers to include in their values education classes, the evils of vandalism.

Distrito said, "It is very important that students know more about vandalism and its effects to the behavior of a person and to the community; because it has been observed that most offenders of this ordinance are minors and there are reports that vandalism is very rampant in schools.

SP Urges CHO, CMO to Inspect Restaurants

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Considering the complaints reaching the Business Permits and Licensing Office regarding some restaurants and food establishments serving contaminated and without the required sanitary and other permits, there is a need to ensure that restaurants, food establishments, stalls and food carts must observe proper food handling, food safety and sanitation practices and that food handlers possess the required health cards.


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Upon submission of the Senate Committee on Agriculture chaired by Sen. Cytnhia Villar before the plenary, then the passage of Sugarcane Bill is expected within this week, according to Negros Occidental 3rd district congressman Albee Benitez. However, they expect that the House of Representatives and the Senate will have different versions of the bill so it will have to go through the bicameral committee before it would be submitted to be signed into a law by the President. We expect it becomes a law before this year ends", Benitez also said.

Unveiling of Marker of St. Pope John Paul II at the Entrance of San Sebastian Cathedral on his arrival here on February 20, 1981 spearheaded by Very Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin, Rector of San Sebastian Cathedral Parish and, head of the Diocesan Commission on Mass Media with Papal Awardee: Modesto Saonoy & wife Verovina, Gloria Barcelona and husband Fred Barcelona, Joemarie Sy and Linda Tordecillas with Rev. Fr. Deogracias Camon, Rev. Fr. Mitchelle Guadalupe and Rev. Fr. Naring De La Cruz. (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

On the other hand, Benitez revealed that "the Visayas Bloc will meet on August 13 to concretize their move to push for more funds to be allocated to the Visayas in the 2015 budget. We should be getting at least 20 percent of the total budget nationwide."

Police Senior Inspector Jose Mulleta, Chief (City Anti Illegal Drugs, Special Operation Task Group) CAIDSOTG and PO2 Dennis Ywayan, CAID SOTG PNCO receives the Plaque of Recognition of Bacolod City Police Office for garnering the most notable accomplishments in the campaign against illegal drugs in Calendar Year 2013.With these noteworthy achievements, Bacolod City Police Office had exemplary demonstrated a high level of competence and excellent performance that contributed a lot to the attainment of the vision and mission of Police Regional Office 6.


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