BPPO launches ‘Oplan Texthang’

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BPPO launches ‘Oplan Texthang’

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The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) will start to take a subtler, but still personal, approach in its anti-drug drive.

Officials of the BPPO had announced that it will be enlisting the aid of the public in its bid to eradicate illegal narcotics trade through a text campaign urging Boholanos to report drug-related information.

The initiative will involve publicizing the BPPO’s hotline which welcomes texts from concerned citizens who have significant information on illegal drug activities.

BPPO personnel are set to distribute stickers containing the police hotline, a police source said.

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According to station DYRD’s source, the initiative has already been implemented in Tagbilaran City and the towns of Baclayon, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Catigbian, Calape and Sierra-Bullones.

However, text messages will still undergo verification before police officers act on tips from the public to avert the spread of hoaxes and reports meant to serve personal interest.

Program technicians of Oplan Texthang will be designated to assess said reports.

The initiative will serve as a follow-up operation to Oplan Tokhang which has resulted in the surrender and identification of more than 30,000 drug personalities in the province. (Allen Doydora)

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