TAGBILARAN CITY .Tindog Tagbilaranons, a loose group of concerned and social activists, urged participants in the prayer-march rally to avoid political undertones. The activity is slated tomorrow apparently to drum up support and awareness drive on illegal drugs in this city, Pat Ruiz, an environmentalist and social activist said in an interview over DyTR yesterday. Ruiz explained that the mass movement is a social movement which aims to bring about drug awareness and education. Drug problem is about family. And let’s start the solution in our family, she said. Citing figures based on data of the provincial peace and order council, Ruiz said that illegal drugs trade and abuse in the province have proliferated that about 393 barangays of the 1, 109 barangays in the province are affected. In terms of illegal drug affectation, she said that all the 15 barangay in this city are affected by illegal drugs and Inabanga?s 50 barangays. She dismissed radio calls that illegal drugs problem in the province has already been solved. The illegal drugs problem has not solved yet, she said.
She bared that Col Dennis Agustin, PNP provincial director and his men and
Mons. Leonardo Medroso expressed support of the prayer-march rally.
Several parishes here will converge at St. Joseph Cathedral where the mass
will be said, Ruiz, one of the convenors of the group, said.
The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) bared that on decided cases
of illegal drugs, two (2) cases are dismissed and two (2) others acquitted,
Ma. Chona Egam of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent said
in her report during the PPOC meeting recently.
PDEA said that a total of 61 cases have been filed in court; 16 cases for
violation of section 5; 34 cases for Section 11; and eleven (11) under
section 12 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, RA 9165. PDEA said
that 27 are imprisoned; 11 on bail; and two (2) still ?at large.?
On the part of the police, a total of 71 cases illegal drugs have been
filed in court as a result of the 38 operations conducted with arrest of 36
The operations hauled a total of 15.44 grams of the prohibited substances
during the period August-September 2014, based on the power point
presentation of provincial directo Col. Dennis Agustin during the said PPOC
meeting presided over by Gov. Edgar Chatto.
PPOC minutes showed a total of PhP10,015,840.00 worth of illegal drugs
confiscated as a result of the 242 operations conducted between August 2013
to August 2014.