Gov. Delta to create task force vs brgys with highest no. of drug cases

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda ordered on Wednesday the creation of a task force, which will keep a close eye on the barangays with the highest number of persons involved in illicit drug trade.

This came after Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Pampanga Provincial Officer Vidal Bacolod disclosed that thirty six (36) individuals involved in drug-related activities had been arrested from January 1 to date, seizing a total of ₱779,000,000 value of drug evidences.

“Hindi ‘yan pwedeng magpatuloy, kailangan na nating aksyunan ‘yan habang maaga,” said Governor Delta in the joint Provincial Peace and Order Council-Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PPOC-PADAC) meeting held at the Kingsborough International Convention Center.

During the said meeting, Police Colonel Levi Hope Basilio, director of Pampanga Police Office (PPO), also presented the crime situation in the province, revealing that there were 374 fewer crimes reported between January 1 and March 15 this year compared to the same period last year.

Aside from this, the enhanced criteria and guidelines of the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA), Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA) Program, and the approval of some POC resolutions were also highlighted during the joint meeting. —Jasmine Jaso/Pampanga PIO

PPOC-PADAC. The Provincial Peace and Order Council holds a joint meeting with the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council at the Kingsborough International Convention Center on Wednesday. —Photo by Jaja Galang/Pampanga PIO