Jose Nadie Arceo

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'No Basis to Relieve Hinigaran Chief'

There is no basis to relieve the chief of police of Hinigaran despite the insistence of Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo, said Chief Supt. Edmund Gonzales, Negros Island regional police director.

Mayor Arceo wanted his town's chief of police, Senior Inspector Lawrence Gerald Bathan to be relieved.

Regional PNP director Gonzales said that the Negros Occidental Provincial PNP director has the authority to relieve police chiefs.

“There should be a strong basis why a certain police chief has to be relieved," he said.

Illegal Drug Trading Prospers in Hinigaran Mayor Says Due to Ramos Drug Group & Poor Police Work

“The illegal drug trading in Hinigaran town continues to prosper because of the existence of the Ramos Drug Group and the poor anti-illegal drug campaign of the local police.”

“This is the reason I requested our (Negros Occidental) Provincial Police Diector, Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil to replace our police station chief, Senior Inspector Lawrence Gerard Bathan,” said Hinigaran Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo.