The recently suspended “Operation Tokhang” killed no less than 24 drug suspects while no less than 37,000 Boholanos yielded as “drug surrenderees” at the 48 Philippine National Police (PNP) stations provincewide.
Statistics showed that during the first six months of assumption of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, the province came out as one of the provinces with the most number of drug surrenderees which reached to 37,996.
Police Sr. Inspector Vincent Dumaguing, representing provincial director Col. Natividad, who was in Cebu for a command conference, presented the illegal drugs situationer in Bohol during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) presided over by Gov. Edgar Chatto held at the governorâ€™s mansion last week.
Â Police also showed to the PPOC that a total of 38,208 households have been knocked and appealed that produced some 36,366 users and 1,630 pushers who allegedly gave themselves up to the police authorities.
Â But there were no data given as to the amount (estimate) of the drugs, mostly â€œshabuâ€ nor the number of kilos or grams of drugs hauled in the course of police operations.
Â Under Operational Plan Double Barrel Alpha (DBA) operation, another relentltess drive against illegal drugs, a total of 5,188 or 113% was accomplished by police from the 5,103 surrenderees; 83 arrested; and two killed by a total of 56 operations for the period October 26, 2016 to December 31, 2016, Dumaguing said.
Â Under the same campaign (Oplan DBA), the surrenderees increased to 5,452 or 188% accomplishment from the 5,357 who gave themselves up; 93 arrested; and two (2) killed during the period October 26, 2016 to January 19, 2017.
Â On barangay drug affectation, police said that a total of 1,092 out of 1,109 barangays in Bohol with a booming population of 1,313,560 are still affected by the dreaded illegal drugs. Of these, only 17 barangays remain unaffected.
Â The 1,092 barangays affected by illegal drugs are divided into â€œslightly affectedâ€ with 422; â€œmoderately affected,â€ 670; and â€œseriously affected,â€ none.
Â Of the 1,109 barangays only 17 remained unaffected of the 47 towns and one city as of JanuaryÂ 17, 2017, according to the separate police report during the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) Congress held here.
Â These (illegal drug unaffected) barangays are the following: Cagongcagong, Alicia, Bohol; barangays Buenasuerte, Tanod and Almaria, Anda, Bohol; barangays Quinapon-an, Antequera; Villa Aurora, all of Dagonhoy, Bohol; barangay Taytay, Duero; barangay Catmon, Sampong and Togbongon, all of Garcia-Hernandez; barangay Buenavista, Loboc;Â barangay Cadabug, Canmanoc, Quinobkoban and Tiwi, all of Loon; barangay Bayog, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia; and an island Ubay, Tubigon, Bohol.
Â Police said that a total of 591 barangays were not durg affected as of April 16, 2016. And this number reduced to 38 barangays until September 16, 2016; 29 as of October 16, 2016; and 28 on December 16, 2016.
Â According to the revised criteria of defining or determining illegal drug-affected barangyas, â€œslightly affectedâ€ means thereâ€™s reported presence of leass than 2% of barangays total population are drug personalities, including users, pushers, financiers; â€œmoderately affectedâ€ â€“ reported presence of 2% of 20% of barangay population are drug personalities; and â€œseriously affected — reported presence of at least one percent clandestine drug laboratory or marijuana plantation, more than 20% of barangay population are drug personalities and presence of three (3) or more drug dens or tiangges. These are based on Dangerous Drugs Board Resolution No. 02, series of 2016, police said.
Â A total of 954 barangays are set to be â€œclearedâ€ with 84 being â€œclearedâ€ by the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC); 63, â€œcertifiedâ€ by the Municipal anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC); and none yet concurred by the PADAC, police said.
Â Meanwhile, police said that crimes have been reduced to a total of 8,091 in 2016 from 9,218 in 2015. The year 2014 had a total of 7,904.
Â Index crimes also plunged apparently due to anti-illegal drugs campaign with 2,851 in 2016 from 3,667 in 2015; and 3,649 in 2014.
These (index crimes) include robbery with 397 in 2016 from 626 and 753 in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Theft — 1,293 in 2016; 1,737 in 2015; and 1,765 in 2014; carnap — 117 in 2016; 183 in 2015; and 161 in 2014; cattle rustling — 13 in 2016; 43 in 2015; and 32 in 2014, police said.Â (rvo)