NegOr ranks 3rd in region
with highest crime volume
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Negros Oriental ranked third in Central Visayas with the highest crime volume in 2011, a report from the Philippine National Police Regional Office 7 showed.
Sr. Supt. Mariano Natuel, PRO-7’s Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division (RIDMD) said, during a forum held at the PRO-7 Media Center last week that the Cebu City Police Office posted the highest crime figures with 7,774, followed by the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) with 6,767 and the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office with 3,393.
Natuel also further said that in 2011, the crime volume in Region 7 posted a 27 percent drop, with a total of 24,859 compared to 34,049 in 2010.
‘Hold blood-letting activities’
JUDY F. PARTLOW & MARICAR ARANAS
The Philippine Red Cross is appealing to local government units in Negros Oriental that were not affected by tropical storm “Sendong” to organize bloodletting activities.
Administrator Louella Bael of the Provincial PRC office said the local chapter is experiencing a severe crisis in blood supply. She said they had zero blood supply since the middle of December 2011, after “Sendong” affected at least 10 areas in the province.
At present they only have a few bags of type AB+ blood, she said.