• Cotabato sets reward system for anti-drug operations


    GENERAL SANTOS CITY: South Cotabato provincial government set a new reward system for local law enforcers and civilian informants to enhance the anti-drug operations in the area. Senior Supt. Franklin Alvero, provincial police director, said the package of incentives and benefits was approved by the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC). He said the benefits include free hospitalization and medical assistance to members of the media, informants, barangay officials and law enforcers or operatives who would be injured during the anti-illegal drug operations. The council will also provide burial and financial assistance to those who will die during the operation. For incentives, PADAC set a cash reward of P10,000 for civilian informants who will be provide “accurate information” on drug laboratories and the neutralization of their operators. Alvero said the reward system is also intended to draw more participation from local residents or community stakeholders.



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