Kapos pondo sa surveillance! Bacolod LGU faces peace and order concerns

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Here’s something for the incoming local government of Bacolod City to address: the city police lack funds for surveillance operations.

The Bacolod City Police Office said this may lead to difficulty in running after big drug personalities in the area.

BCPO OIC P/Col. Henry Biñas said their operatives cannot stay longer in a specific area especially outside the city for monitoring (

“We will continue to do what we can in our own little way based on the available resources,” he said.

At least four big drug personalities are being watched by BCPO. But Biñas said these personalities are not in the city.

Also, Biñas said he cannot yet tell if there is really significant reduction in the supply and demand of drugs here following their recent accomplishments, because it changes every week or every month.

Still, he noted there is “somehow” an improvement in the drug situation compared to the previous years wherein the illegal drug trade was very rampant.

“We need to see what’s really on the ground to get to the big catch. That’s why we are operating small time drug personalities to penetrate their small markets and prevent big personalities behind them from distributing and supplying illegal drugs to them,” Biñas said.