Police war vs drugs is paying off PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:49

Sound Snipes

BY Jimmy Cabato

Another quickie writing today. Right after completion of this piece, in the company of some other Eagles Club members here, WS shoots for Ipil for an Eagle activity there.

The following day, some in the group will proceed on to Pagadian City for a similar affair.

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The relentlessness of the local police in their fight against the illegal drug trade is paying off. So many pushers are falling in their hands, and that adds up more feathers on their cap.

Very recently, four suspected drug pushers including a soldier and a drug personality who surrendered earlier were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by personnel of Police Station 11 at Boholano Drive, Barangay Camino Nuevo, and Purok 3, Barangay Sinunuc, last Friday.

Police Station 11 chief is P/Sup Diomarie Albarico, while head of Police Station 8 in Sinunuc is P/Chief Inspector Hingming Ladjaali. Credit is due to these Police Officers and their respective men, to include all other active ones elsewhere.

And to those achievements, too, do we attribute the swelling number of drugsters surrendering. Likewise, credit to barangay chairmen is also due. They, with assistance of purok leaders are responsible for the identification, gathering and convincing them to yield.

In Baliwasan alone, from the 1st batch of surrenderees numbering a measly 30, formally signed-up for yielding to authorities today, number close to 150.

Not that she is my daughter, but clearly Cap Aimie is going great guns. Congratulations and more power!

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The Zamboanga City Commission on Elections (Comelec) office is urging the youth to register as registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) opens.

District 1 election officer Atty. Stephen Roy Cañete, issued this statement, “I want to appeal especially to the youth to participate during the SK and barangay registration and elections so that we will have a  representative for the youth sector

The voter’s registration is scheduled from July 15 to 30, including weekends and holidays.

Registrants who are interested must personally file their applications with the Offices of the Election Officer on those stated dates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants must bring with them proper identification to include birth certificate, identification cards or school records.

Registration is open for first-time voters both in regular and SK polls as well as reactivation for those who have been deactivated for failing to participate in at least two consecutive elections.

Registrants for barangay elections must be at least 18 years old by the time of the elections while 15 years old for SK elections. They must be a resident of the Philippines for at least one year.

Those voters 18 years old to 30 years old can participate in both barangay and SK elections.

The election officer said that they already have the needed forms for the registration and the necessary computers for the registration of voters.

For the regular voters, Zamboanga has 213,715 registered voters for District 1 covering 37 barangays in the west coast while for District 2, the city has 199,080 registered voters covering 61 barangays in the city’s east coast. (DZT-fed)

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member allegedly have fled from the ongoing military offensive in Basilan, was arrested at Sitio Marangan, Muti, this city Saturday morning.

This new offensive has displaced thousands of people and left nine Abu Sayyaf militants dead.

Report said that men from the different units of the City Police Office served a search warrant on two houses owned by Hasbi Ahiddin and Kibbi Hassan.

The sketchy report said that during the serving of the warrant, lawmen arrested Ahiddin for his alleged link with the IS-affiliated  group. Confiscated from his possession were a .38 caliber revolver and fragmentation grenade. (With DZT reports)

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Despues de detene cunel enfermosa ya antes Presidenta Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) por cuantas años, este mas reeciente antes presidente BS Aquino, tiene pa kaha kara enfrenta na mga jente cun limpio consecia en tal caso materializa este creible storia quje sigue? (After detaining the ailing former President GMA for years, will this most recent former President B S Aquino III still have the face and in good conscience face the people when this upcoming credible report materializes?)

Ay, sa bagay, amo man tamen le cosa ya hace conel otro pa antes Presidente Joseph Estrada. (Gosh, on second thought, that is what she also did to yet another President Joseph Estrada)

The report. “AN OVERWHELMING majority of Supreme Court (SC) justices are inclined to acquit detained former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of a plunder charge involving her supposed misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.

Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin has begun circulating a draft decision junking the criminal case for plunder against Arroyo, now a representative of Pampanga, by granting her plea for a demurrer to evidence, unimpeachable sources at the high court told The Manila Times.

Arroyo’s demurrer to evidence, denied by the Sandiganbayan last year, is a motion to dismiss the case because of weak evidence presented by prosecutors.

Once granted by the High Court, all other related cases will be considered moot, which will eventually release Arroyo from detention at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City.

A favorable SC ruling will have the effect of acquitting Arroyo.

The case cannot be refiled by the Ombudsman under the principle of “double jeopardy.” (TMT-fed)