Celso meets ‘Bato’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:30

By DEXTER YAP

Congressman Celso Lobregat has expressed full support to the programs and innovations being introduced by PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.

This after Lobregat had a chance meeting with General Dela Rosa for the first time, after his designation to the top most position in the PNP organization.

Both Dela Rosa and Lobregat attended the installation of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mike Sueño in Manila recently, where they had a chance to talk and exchange views.

Lobregat took the opportunity to relate to the Chief PNP the security concerns of Zamboanga City.

Lobregat said that one of the top most items in the agenda they discussed is the drug problem, wherein Dela Rosa strongly recommended the intensification of the anti-drug campaign from the grassroots in the barangay level to the top most position in the local government.

The same agenda was agreed by DILG Secretary Sueño and seconded by Lobregat and other solons present in that meeting.

For Lobregat, the effectivity of the anti-drug campaign or any program for that matter will really start at the barangay level considering that it is the smallest unit of government nearest to the people.

The solon said that it was his chance to know in person the Chief PNP which is something to be noted upon for and in behalf of the city.

“It was a cordial meeting with General dela Rosa during the installation of Secretary Sueño. Our first time to meet and greet, I am supportive of his priorities,” Lobregat said.

The solon likewise mentioned to the Chief PNP the present intensified efforts of the local police force under Zamboanga City Police Office in the campaign against drugs in the city.

The implementation of “Oplan Double Barrel” and ‘Oplan Tokhang” has been meeting targets and continues to take effect in the entire city.

Earlier Lobregat commended the local police for its double efforts in minimizing the illegal drug trade in the city, as well as the neutralization of big-time drug pushers operating here. — Dexter Yap