Bataan police head urges cooperation of residents to fight drugs

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Senior superintendent Benjamin H. Silo,Jr., Bataan police director, has encouraged all-out cooperation of the residents in maintaining a peaceful environment and pursuing productive activities to effectively confront the threat of prohibited drugs.

The newly-designated police director said the law enforcement agencies’ relentless drive to rid Bataan of illegal drugs need community collaboration especially from civic and religious sectors in the province.

Silo, a lawyer, reiterated during the press conference the other day at Camp Tolentino, this city, that 52 barangays in Bataan are already cleared of the drug problems with the outcome of extensive police operations and peoples’ involvement in this constructive crusade starting July 1.

The proactive active participation of the city and municipal officials of introducing livelihood, reformatory and systematic socio-economic programs to control the proliferation of illegal drugs are positive steps to eradicate drug dependency in their respective localities, Silo explained.

He said the critical role of the public as dependable and reliable monitoring partners of the police and other anti-drug enforcement units is generally necessary to ensure the viability of the province in attracting businessmen and traders.

Focusing on the expansion thrust of the new administration of promoting rural and value chain development toward agricultural and enterprise productivity, it should have meaningful component of peace and order scenario to reach the desired confidence level of prospective locators and other stakeholders, Silo added.

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