2,698 barangays in Central Luzon still infected by drugs
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — A total of 2,698 barangays in Central Luzon are still infected by illegal drugs while 539 of them were totally cleared as of September 30.
According to Superintendent Oscar Jacildo, chief of the Regional Police Community Relations Division (RPCRD3), those still infected are barangays in Aurora, 125; Bataan, 218; Bulacan, 525; Nueva Ecija, 693; Pampanga, 479; Tarlac, 405; Zambales, 203; Angeles City, 33; and Olongapo City, 17.
Jacildo said that at least 86.97 percent of barangays in Central Luzon are still affected by illegal drugs.
He said RPCRD3 personnel conducted the inspection of all the provincial and city police offices as part of compliance to PNP Headquarters instructions for barangay drug clearing operations.
Jacildo said the barangays in provinces and cities totally cleared of illegal drugs are Aurora, zero; Bataan, 218; Bulacan, 11; Nueva Ecija, 170; Pampanga, 11; Tarlac, six ; Zambales, 115; Angeles City, six; and Olongapo City, two.
He said that provincial and city police directors have a total compliance of 19.97 percent.
Jacildo said PCRD3 will continue to validate and conduct inspections on the lists that will be submitted by provincial and city police directors to their office. (Ric Sapnu)