By Roi Lomotan
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo today signed an Executive Order (E.O) directing the provincial police to intensify its efforts to eliminate all forms of lawlessness and illegal activities in the province.
“I hereby direct the Philippine National Police (PNP), led by the current administration of P/SSupt. Dionardo Carlos, and other law enforcement agencies, to further intensify and its campaign and efforts with the end in view of totally suppressing and eliminating illegal gambling, illegal quarrying, illegal drugs and all other forms of criminality in the province,” Gov. Degamo said.
The governor signed the E.O. 15-10 in the presence of the local media and with Supt. Dionard Carlos of PNP-Negros Oriental.
The E.O. was executed in response to the need to continue the peace and order efforts started by P/SSupt. Mariano Natu-el during his term as former police director of the provincial police which led to the decline of crime rate in Negros Oriental.
Gov. Degamo puts his trust and confidence to Supt. Carlos, the new officer in charge of the provincial police office and believes the latter can perform this new directive from the provincial government.
“I believe in his courage, integrity and loyalty to the people of Negros,” Gov. Degamo added.
In response, Supt. Carlos assured the governor that he will do his best to lead the police force in Negros Oriental to fulfill this new directive.
“I will make some adjustment on the deployment of personnel particularly focusing on illegal drugs, illegal gambling and implementation of special laws,” Supt. Carlos noted.
For now, the provincial police will continue to enhance its intelligence network, Gov. Degamo said.
Meanwhile, the governor sent a strong warning against those who plan to use his name to cover or as an excuse to get away with their wrongdoings.
“No relative or brother can use my name. The police are determined to apprehend all of you. My strong warning to you is the police will go after your,” Gov. Degamo concluded. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA webite on July 1, 2015)