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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, March 15, 2011
Negros Oriental
ButtonNegOr cops arrest more suspected drug pushers
ButtonHelp campaign, PNP urges
Text rumors increase sale of betadine
‘Insurgency, crimes drop’
ButtonLawas: No special treatment for jailed Bayawan policeman
ButtonMore funds set for summer program
Button21 join field camp at Silliman

NegOr cops arrest more
suspected drug pushers


The Task Force Kasaligan scored anew in its campaign against illegal drugs with the arrest Friday of two suspected big-time drug peddlers in Negros Oriental amid serious allegations that some top law enforcement officials in the province were drug coddlers.

Arrested were Raffy Paner Bandrang, of Raya Saduc in Marawi City, and Ronnie Labe Zerna, married, of Quezon Street in Bais City, Negros Oriental, provincial police director, Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas said.

Elements of the Negros Oriental Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – all members of the Task Force Kasaligan – arrested the suspects in a drug operation at Judyville Subdivision in Boloc-boloc, Sibulan town.

Help campaign, PNP urges

Philippine National Police Provincial Director, Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, has called on the Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officer to help their mayors in boosting the campaign against illegal drugs.

In arecent briefing on drug trafficking, Lawas urged local government units to ensure that their respective barangay anti-drug abuse councils are functioning to assist in the campaign against illegal drugs, a press release from Philippine Information Agency said yesterday.

Lawas reported that out of 557 barangays in the province, 111 barangays in 25 cities and municipalities are considered to be slightly affected by illegal drugs trade.

Text rumors increase
sale of betadine

Text messages calling on people to take precautions against the effects of the nuclear leak in Fukushima, Japan yesterday has resulted in rush to buy betadine in local drug stores in Dumaguete City.

Upon receiving the text message , a local company immediately issued betadine solution to each employee.

The text message said that Japan has confirmed radiation leaks at the Fukushima nuclear plants and in advising Asian countries to take the necessary precautions and to stay indoorsduring the first 24 hours, following the so called nuclear leak.

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