Rapiz to ask PDEA to
deputize SOG men
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group head, said yesterday that he will ask the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to deputize SOG personnel, and operatives of the BCPO Warrant and Subpoena Section, so they could also conduct illegal drugs operations.
Once these personnel are deputized, it will be easy for them to help the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, in its anti-drugs campaign, he added.
Rapiz, who is presently the CAIDSTOG head, has vowed to continue the campaign started by his predecessor, Senior Insp. Joemarie Occeño, who was transferred to Antique province, Monday.
He said he will work closely with PDEA, as he has been ordered to go after big-time drug personalities in Bacolod, by BCPO director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz.*APN
Napolcom completes inspection
of Bacolod, Neg. Occ. police
National Police Commission Region-6 director Marte Palomar said yesterday they have completed the inspections of police stations in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
Palomar told the DAILY STAR, however, that the results are not available yet since the inspectors are still collating their reports.
The reports will be available next week, before the Napolcom starts the inspection of police stations under the Aklan Police Provincial Office.
Napolcom inspected the police stations of Bacolod this month, to check if suggestions made in last year’s assessment, have been followed, Palomar said.
Napolcom had found out that some police stations lacked personnel, needed to improve in logistics, and that some policemen had no service firearms.
Palomar stressed that Napolcom will impose sanctions if it finds out that its recommendations have not been complied with.
But he noted that police stations in Bacolod and Negros Occidental are more compliant, compared to those in other provinces in the Western Visayas.*APN
2 nabbed for jai alai
Two persons were arrested by the Bacolod City Police Special Operations Group, for alleged jai alai operations Tuesday, at the Burgos public market, and in Brgy. Villamonte.
Supt. Santiago Rapiz, SOG head, identified the suspects as Samuel Arevalo, 26, of Burgos Street, Brgy. 19; and Mila Pampag, 46, of Purok Sagrado in Brgy. Estefania.
Arevalo was apprehended at about 2:30 p.m. near the Burgos market while allegedly collecting bets. Tipsters with the codename “Target”, several betting stubs with number combinations, and a ballpen, were recovered from him, Rapiz said.
Pampag, meanwhile, was nabbed at about 6:30 p.m., while allegedly in the act of collecting bets at the Cityville Subdivision in Villamonte.
Two tipsters with the codename “Target”, several betting stubs and P40 in cash, were confiscated from Pampag, the police said.
Rapiz had announced that there are new jai alai operators in Bacolod using the codenames “Dragon” and “Solar”, aside from the existing ones like “Speed” and “Target”.
But he said they are verifying if these operators are really new, or had just changed their codenames, since the bet collectors arrested, refused to name their operators.*APN