IN NEG. OR.
Solon bucks PNP
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & MARICAR ARANAS
Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District) is opposing the one-strike policy being implemented by the Philippine National Police in the province, saying this is unfair to the police chiefs because the problem of “swertres”, an illegal numbers game, is difficult to eliminate.
He challenged the Department of Interior and Local Government to explain why only Negros Oriental is implementing the policy. Arnaiz said he wondered if the policy is limited to the chief of police, or if it includes the PNP provincial directors.
Four police chiefs have been relieved in Negros Oriental because of their failure to stop the illegal version of the “swertres” operation in their areas of jurisdiction.