Climaco takes cue from Duterte, puts up bounty for drug pushers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:44

By VIC LARATO

 

Mayor Beng Climaco has announced that the city government under her administration has allocated funds for cash rewards to anybody with information that can lead to the arrest of drug traffickers.

Climaco said no less than the new police regional director in his first visit to City Hall was thankful to the city government for setting aside cash reward funds to boost the police’s relentless drive against illegal drugs.

This, developed as the Philippine National Police (PNP) together with other law enforcement agencies has intensified its anti-drug campaign nationwide, now that president-elect Rodrigo Duterte prepares to assume office on June 30.

Mayor Duterte has vowed to stop the illegal drug trade and corruption throughout the country with the first three to six months of his presidency.

Climaco said she is one with Duterte in the anti-drug campaign although she clarified that the city’s bounty system started even before Duterte decided to join the presidential race.

She recalled that a year or two ago the city government rewarded an informant with cash incentive for providing the police with information that led to the arrest of a wanted criminal.

“We will do the same in anti-drug campaign,” Climaco told the press briefing yesterday as she called on the police to prepare a list or accomplishment report with regard to their anti-drug efforts.

She said all 11 police stations in the city have their list of top 10 wanted persons engaged in the illegal drug trade.— Vic Larato