GOVERNOR Amado Espino III commended the strong partnership of the provincial government and other council members, to include national government agencies, local government units and other stakeholders in the war vs COVID-19 pandemic during the
1st Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) held at the Capitol Resort Hotel on March 31.
Pangasinan Police Provincial Office Director Ronald Gayo, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Provincial Officer Dexter Asayco and PADAC Secretary Carlo Resurreccion rendered their reports to the governor.
Gayo reported the following:
-1,542 crimes in the province from January 1 to March 28 this year, a 43% decrease from crime statistics in the same period with 2,706 cases in 2020, and the three most-committed crimes were rape, theft and robbery.
– 187,177 persons violated the liquor ban; wearing of face mask and face shield; social distancing; spread of fake news; illegal gambling; operating PUV during ECQ; and disobedience.
– 1,274 drug-cleared barangays or 81% out of the 1,364 barangays in the province.
– 344 anti-drug operations that led to the arrest of 362 drug personalities.
PDEA Provincial Officer Asayco said the agency aims to establish an intervention center, dubbed “Balay Silangan” that will accommodate not only drug personalities who are tagged as ‘drug pushers’ but also those who availed of the “plea bargaining agreement.” (PIO/SMDG)
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