Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo yesterday said he has full trust and confidence in PNP provincial director, Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas.
The provincial police office is receiving a monthly financial aid of P100,000 from the province or an annual allocation of P1.2 million.
Lawas said the amount will be used not only for law enforcement, but a portion will be shared with barangays needing help.
As the PNP marked its 20th founding anniversary yesterday, Lawas said the police is diverting their activities from the usual venue, which is the police headquarters, and conduct outreach programs to far-flung communities to bring the police closer to the people.
He said part of the amount will be used to improve and rehabilitate their equipment, their working environment, as well as other administrative needs.
Lawas stressed the police is doing this to integrate and collaborate with the plans and programs of the provincial government headed by Degamo.
The governor said true peace and order cannot be achieved through the use of firearms alone.
He lauded the efforts of the PNP to reach out to the less-fortunate residents in barangays in the province.
Degamo further said he will not allow corrupt practices in the province under his watch.*JG
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