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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesFriday, May 1, 2009
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Highway cops recover
2 carnapped vehicles

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Highway Patrol Group in Central Visayas and the Negros Oriental police office have recovered two carnapped vehicles in a joint operation launched this week.

Chief Insp. Aldrin Abila, chief of the anti-carnapping section of the HPG-7, said they recovered a maroon Nissan Urvan van on Tuesday and a white Toyota Altis on Wednesday in Dumaguete City in a continuing operation led by HPG-7 regional head Sr. Supt. Antonio Gardiola.

Negros Oriental police director, Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr., said he had requested the Highway Patrol Group to conduct anti-carnapping operations here as the local police do not have the capability and skills to do it.

Environment Code ok’d
IN SIQUIJOR
BY RENE GENOVE

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Siquijor approved the provincial Environment Code of 2009, after a series of public consultations conducted this month.

Gov. Orlando Fua yesterday said all facets of the environment are integrated in the code citing above others, significant provisions on fishing and measures in relation to mining.

Fua said that proper waste disposal, river preservation and protection of waterways, which are all contained in the Siquijor Environment Code, will make the province environment-friendly. The code will be forwarded to the governor for his signature, before the implementation.

85% conviction rate
on drug cases eyed
BY MARICAR ARANAS

Negros Oriental police provincial director, Senior Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr., yesterday said he is aiming to get an at least 85 percent conviction rate on all drug cases in the province.

He admitted that this is a tall order, but he believes it can be done because of the strong support from judges, prosecutors and the academe.

Marquez said Region 7 or Central Visayas is second in the number of conviction rates in the country with 61 percent, next to Region 11 with 64.5 percent rating.

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