PDEA-6 To Stay Vigilant

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-6) is expecting drug personalities in Western Visayas to keep a low profile this holiday season.

Atty. Ronnie Delicana, PDEA-6 acting regional director, disclosed that it is unlikely that drug pushers and drug peddlers will be busy during Christmas and New Year.

''Like many others, I am sure they will also be spending time with their families,'' Delicana said.

With this strong likelihood, illegal drug trade and illegal drug use in the region will temporarily be on a low for almost a week.

''That's what we're expecting, but it doesn't mean that all illegal drug activities will come to a complete stop,'' Delicana said, even as he clarified that PDEA-6 will not be lax in the days leading to Christmas and New Year.

''We will continue to conduct anti-drug operations,'' he said.

Last December 20, PDEA-6 nabbed a drug personality in Iloilo City who has included in the agency's watch list.

Safiro Mamarion, 30, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Jaro district. Recovered from the suspect were four sachets of a substance believed to be marijuana.

''Just because it's a long holiday, it doesn't mean PDEA will be sleeping,'' Delicana said. (Tara Yap)

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • What can void a new car warranty? James Deakin - Wheel Power
    What can void a new car warranty?

    "I was denied warranty once for changing my horn!" One very annoyed reader wrote. "I was told that placing a backup camera will void my warranty" said another. The others are best left in my private inbox as Yahoo! have a swear jar in the office that I do not feel like donating this week's pay to. Continue reading → …

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources VERA Files - The Inbox
    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files "Gutom (hunger)," Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural … Continue reading → …

  • ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark VERA Files - The Inbox
    ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    By Jane Dasal, VERA Files If you want to save the earth, build a boat. That's what a group of environmentalists is saying, especially if you want to save both the forests and fishermen affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). “Haiyan … Continue reading → …

Poll Choice Options