Do not use anti-drug campaign for politics
MABALACAT CITY — Mayor Marino Morales hailed President Duterte for his intensive and active imple mentation of programs to eradicate illegal drugs in the country.
“Kaisa po ang Mabalacat City sa hangarin ng mahal ng Pangulo at asahan po ninyo ang tuloy-tuloy at agarang aksyon para sugpuin ang illegal na droga,” Morales said.
Superintendent Juritz Rara, city’s chief of police, earlier disclosed that 11 out of 27 barangays in Mabalacat are now drug-free. The villages will receive a P1-million worth of project each from the city government.
Barangays Santo Rosario, Sta. Maria, Mangalit, Paralayunan, Bundagul , Sapang Balen, Mawaque Resettlement, Sta. Ines, Macapagal Village, Calumpang, Cacutud have passed the 14 parameters
MASANTOL - An official from the Pampanga Police Provincial Office (PPPO) recently reminded elected officials to refrain from using the campaign against illegal drugs to demoralize their political opponents.
PPPO Deputy Provincial Director for Administration Mylene Domingo made the pronouncement during the declaration
last term, for all the elected officials from the barangay level to municipal and provincial to perfect and polish their expenditures under the right guidelines. I want that to be my legacy also,” Governor Pineda said.
She also said that she wants officials to be properly educated for accountability and responsibility in handling public funds so to avoid any issues and charges.
Governor Pineda also emphasized the importance of having an office conducive for work.
The said building’s construction only lasted for 10 months, since its groundbreaking last February 29 of the same year. The PSAO project is estimated to cost at around P30-million.
COA Chairperson Michael Aguinaldo thanked the governor for the new PSAO building. He also said that this will greatly help in their job guarding wasteful expenditure.
“COA on its own will not help the country achieve progress. We’re just one part of the many parts that are necessary to be working for the country to move forward,” he added.
With them during the inauguration were Vice-Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, provincial board members and government heads, City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin “Edsa” Santiago and COA-3 Director Corazon Gomez.
— Philip Ocampo/ Pampanga PIO