By Mortz C. Ortigoza
BINMALEY – The mayor here badgers the police to prioritize in their fight against criminals the dangerous drugs’ menace.
Mayor Simplicio Rosario recalled the days when he advised his new chiefs of police since 2004 that he wanted them to prioritize in their crime operations narcotic’s peddlers.
|Binmaley Mayor Sam Rosario leads appointive, elective, and police|
officials of the local government unit in a surprised drug test called
by the hizzoner.
“Ang sinasabi ko lahat ng bago maskin na umupo ako noon pang 2004 – 2007 na ang aking pakiusap ko sa inyo concentrate more on drugs, iyon ang sabi ko concentrate on drugs”, stressed by the mayor.
Because of the aggressive national policy of the Duterte Administration to extinguish the proliferation of illegal drugs in six months, Rosario said he observed that index and non-index crime fell when Duterte assumed office at noon of July 30 to present compared to the same period last year.
“May mga paisa-isa, wala ng masyadong nakawan, maraming natatakot,” he cited.
According to PNP’ manual, Index Crimes are crimes like theft, robbery, others which are serious in nature and which occur with sufficient frequency and regularly such that they can serve as index to crime situation, while Non-Index Crimes consist of non-physical confrontation such as drug possession, drug seizure, and driving under influence of liquor or drugs or violation of special laws.
Since he wanted to show that workers in the LGU shun drugs by detecting who among them were users, he “tricked” them and those members of the Sangguniang Bayan (town council) to join the flag ceremony held inside the Training Center Building so all of them could be examined by policemen who came from the crime laboratory in Lingayen town.
“Surprised kasi iyon, e. Flag ceremony tamang tama umuulan sinabayan ko sa Training Center dumating ang mga SOCO (Scene of the Crime Operatives) and Crime Laboratory nagulat sila, may nagbabantay babae man o lalaki pag ihi nila”.
He said nobody was found positive on that drug test.
Rosario lauded the present lady chief of police Superintendent Mona Liza Asis who has been doing a good fight against the proliferation of narcotics.
“Recently, the police swoop five villages on its ballyhooed “One- Time- Big- Time” program where one search warrant and four buy bust operations were successfully implemented against the suspected dope users and peddlers of the villages,” Rosario said.