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Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, at right Councilor Romeo Calizo, chair of the City Council’s committee on police, fire, and public safety. (PNA/GSD File Photo)

‘Oro does not need Espenido in war vs drugs’

“For me Espenido is no longer needed here if our Cocpo will work properly “kay asa may mas daghan pulis Ozamiz ba or Cagayan? Akong tan-aw mas daghan dinhi.”

This was Councilor Romeo Calizo, chair of the City Council’s committee on police, fire, and public safety pronouncement during last week’s program “Ang Konseho Karon,” relative to the supposed assignment of Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido in the city for the purpose of strengthening the city’s anti-drug campaign.

The councilor reiterated that there is a significant reduction on the proliferation of illegal drugs in the city as evidenced by the noticeable price increase of these commodities.

Klaro man kaayo nga naminusan ang gidiling droga diri. Gani ang one big indicator is the price sa  droga, from P800 to P1500 karon P7000 na so that means nga dili maka supply og tarong or maglisod dinhi kay kulang man,” Calizo said.

Calizo, likewise, cited the implementation of the government’s Community Based Rehabilitation Program in the city.

Kaning demand reduction campaign through the CBRP kay after profiling, ang mga profile responders ang uban nag-boluntaryo man nga mag pa rehab. It’s either nihawa sila or nag lie low or nibiya na gyud. These are indicators that Cagayan de Oro is working well, so we don’t need Espenido here,” Calizo said.

According to Calizo the CBRP was established to provide immediate service to small cases of drug abuse in barangays. (CLI)

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