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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, April 15, 2014
Negros Oriental
ButtonDrugs campaign intensified for Holy Week, summer
ButtonCourt orders barangay captain to vacate post
NegOr to be declared ‘conflict-manageable’
160 students start SPES jobs

Drugs campaign intensified
for Holy Week, summer

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental is intensifying its anti-illegal drugs operations in anticipation of a rise in the demand for them during the Holy Week and the summer months.

Police Insp. Ryan Jay Orapa, head of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, said yesterday that OIC provincial police director, Senior Supt. Mariano Natuel Jr., has issued a directive to step up police operations during the Holy Week when the population is expected to bloat.

He said the police anticipate a bigger demand for illegal drugs, particularly shabu, usually during the summer break, when various activities, parties and similar events are lined up.

Court orders barangay
captain to vacate post


Presiding Judge Christine Tabasuares-Aba of the Municipal Trial Court of Valencia-Bacong denied the notice of appeal filed by Jawa Barangay Captain Dominic Elnar for an earlier ruling that declared Rolando Carino as the new barangay head of Jawa in Valencia town, Negros Oriental.

The judge said the notice  was filed out of time, and not within the 5-day reglementary period. On March 21, the court declared Carino the winning barangay captain, and the decision became final and executory on March 26, 2014.

Carino had filed for a judicial recount, claiming that some of the votes were not credited to him by the Board of Election Inspectors. Elnar said that, assuming there were errors in the appreciation of the ballots, these have been raised and threshed out at the precinct level.

NegOr to be declared

Negros Oriental will be declared as “Conflict-Manageable and Development Ready Province" at the Perdices Memorial Coliseum in Dumaguete City on May 7, a government press release said.

Col. Cristopher Estella, 302nd Infantry Brigade deputy commander, said the forces of the New Peoples’ Army continue to dwindle because of the Oplan Bayanihan and military combat operations.

He said the military has reduced the level of the enemy’s capabilities to threaten the stability of the government, and it should now be up to civil authorities to ensure the safety and well-being ofNegrenses.

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