by: Rodrigo S. Victoria

NAVAL, Biliran –The problem on illegal drugs in the province of Biliran is one of the three reminders set by the chief of the Philippine Nation al Police (PNP) in Region 8 that the police leadership of the province should look into during his recent visit in the province.

PCSupt. Henry P. Losanes, regional director of PNP 8, informed of his three reminders to the leadership of the Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO) during the recent inauguration of the newly finished and refurbished facilities of the BPPO camp where he was the guest of honor.

“We have to cut the branches little by little before the root” Losanes emphasized relative to what action must be done by the police forces to the people behind the illegal drug trade in the province of Biliran.

It was learned that several personalities allegedly involved in illegal drug trade in the province of Biliran were already apprehended.

He also told the police leadership in Biliran province through PSSupt. Felix Alberca Diloy, Biliran Police Provincial Office (BPPO) Provincial Director to hold dialogues with the students of the Naval State University (NSU) and other secondary schools in Biliran province on how to address the problem on illegal drugs.

The PNP chief in Eastern Visayas region also called on the BPPO leadership not to relax on the insurgency situation despite the province being declared as insurgency-free, based on his previous assignments in insurgency-free provinces but later insurgency was again a problem.

Losanes reminded the police forces in Biliran province to strengthen its coordination with the local chief executives especially in the implementation of local legislations relative to the maintenance of peace and order.

“I observed that crime against persons is high against crime against property here in the province like murder due to stabbing incidents which he said is “unique in Region 8”. (PIA 8 Biliran)

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