Another reshuffling to
take effect today
Bacolod City Police Director, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, yesterday said another reshuffling of police personnel will take effect today to further boost their anti-criminality drive.
Effective today, Station 1 commander, Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz, will swap position, with Station 4 commander, Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales De la Paz said.
Rosales and Ortiz have occupied their positions for almost a year, and the reshuffling will serve as a new challenge and opportunity for them to improve their performance, de la Paz said.
Both Ortiz and Rosales are efficient commanders in their stations but they need to assume new posts, he added.
De la Paz, clarified that the reshuffling has nothing to do with the incident where a policeman from the Negros Occidental Provincial Police office shot and killed a banker and injured his son in Brgy. Estefania, which is under Police Station 4.
He ordered Ortiz to enhance police visibility in the subdivisions and schools under Police Station 4, while he tasked Rosales to clear the Bacolod public plaza of commercial sex workers.
De la Paz said another reshuffling will take place this year to test the competence and efficiency of police officers.*APN
Drug peddler falls
Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a suspected illegal drug peddler in a buy-bust operation at about 11:15 a.m. Monday in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
Nabbed was Rey Anadiano, 42, of Tayum Street, Brgy. 4 in Kabankalan.
Anadiano was arrested in Brgy. 4 when he allegedly handed a big plastic sachet of suspected shabu in exchange for P500, to a PDEA agent, who acted as poseur-buyer.
Kabankalan City police and the PDEA-Region 6 led by Aline Limafranca seized two additional elongated plastic sachets of the banned substance, and another big plastic sachet of suspected shabu.
Andiano had been under surveillance for several days on information from a concerned citizen, that he was into the illegal drugs trade, police said.
He is now detained at the Kabankalan City police station jail, and charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be filed against him.*Leony Mae Ruiz
2 ‘wanted persons’
Two men wanted for various offenses were apprehended in the cities of Bago and Bacolod City, Sunday and Tuesday.
Mario Regalado, 53, of Purok Tambipalad, Brgy. 10 in Bacolod was arrested at about 10 a.m. Tuesday at his residence for frustrated homicide.
Station 1 commander Chief Inspector Ulysses Ortiz said Regional Trial Court Branch 54 Judge Demosthenes Magallanes had issued the arrest warrant for Regalado and set his bail at P24,000.
Meanwhile, a fish vendor was also nabbed at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in his residence in Brgy. Mailum, Bago City, Negros Occidental, allegedly for rape charges.
Supt. Simeon Gane, Bago City chief, identified the suspect as Diosdado Sadio, 55, of Sitio Sabidiao, Brgy. Mailum.
Sadio has an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Frances Guanzon, who denied him bail*APN/LMR