January 11, 2017 01:28 AM

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Police in Negros Occidental "is still on high morale" amid the continuing cleansing of the ranks of the police force, Senior Supt. William Senoron, provincial police director.

Senoron was reacting to the revelations of self-confessed drug personality Ricky Serenio (not Sereno as reported earlier) who tagged some police officers assigned at the provincial police office and the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

"We will wait until he reduces his claims into an affidavit," he said.

He confirmed that Serenio is also their target being a Level 3 drug personality.

"We will also conduct an investigation if ever he names specific personnel," Senoron added.

He also said that while Serenio is "just implicating names at random, we advised him that when he writes his affidavit it should be based on his own knowledge."

"We are still receiving information on the alleged involvement of some police personnel in illegal drugs and we are investigating it. We are still continuing this fight."

Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, Negros Island police director, said he is not worried at all if more police officers are dismissed due to alleged links to the illegal drugs trade.

“There are senior police officers waiting to be promoted,” Gumban said.

He also said that there is continuing recruitment of police officers, thus, there will be no vacuum in the organization.

Gumban also pointed out that there are more concerned citizens giving information to law enforcers on the illegal drug trade which turned out positive.


“This shows that we have gained their trust and confidence,” he added.