‘MISSION ACCOMPLISHED’ IPPO bares milestones for 2016

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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ILOILO City – When someone tells you “mission accomplished,” what immediately comes in your mind?

Many of us will say “I have done something today.” Others will say “I didn’t achieve something good today.” But for some people especially our police officers, “mission accomplished” has already been attached to them.

So what are the accomplishments of our policemen in Iloilo City last year? Can they say that they have really accomplished their missions?

Recently, acting provincial director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) Senior Superintendent Harold Tuzon was promoted by Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. as full-time Provincial Director due to his dedication in his work.

Despite only serving for three months, Tuzon was seen as someone who has brought change in the provincial police.

In terms of curbing the illegal drugs problem, there was an increase in the number of operations conducted, number of persons arrested and number of cases filed from 2015 to 2016.

From July to December 2015, there were only 173 drug operations. But from the same period in 2016, the number rose to 271.

The number of persons arrested from July to December 2015 was recorded at 245. In the same period last year, the IPPO recorded 350.

From zero persons killed in the same period in 2015, the number rose to five in 2016. Cases filed also increased from 181 in 2015 to 284 in 2016. 

The IPPO disclosed that Pototan town has the most number of operations conducted with 34. Estancia came in second with 32 operations, and Oton with 26. There was no person killed during the operations.

Illegal gambling was also alleviated, according to the IPPO. Records from 2015 showed that there were only 224 operations conducted with 247 arrested persons and 219 cases filed. In 2016, it rose to 354 operations conducted, with 424 arrested persons and 357 cases filed.

The municipality of Barotac Nuevo has the most number of operations conducted with 38. It is followed by Dumangas with, 28 and Passi City with 26.

The number of most wanted persons arrested decreased to almost three-fourths, from 138 in 2015 to only 36 in 2016. The total number of wanted persons who voluntarily surrendered decreased to one-half from 20 in 2015 to 10 in 2016.

Moreover, the total number of arrested persons in 2015 was 606. It decreased the next year, with only 535 recorded. Thirty-nine were nabbed during the Lambat Sibat operations.

Passi City has the most number of arrested wanted persons with 35. Dumangas came in next with 32 ,and Calinog with 29.

According to Tuzon, the number of most wanted persons arrested last year decreased because they concentrated their operations against illegal drugs.


In 2015, there were around 302 operations conducted on loose fire arms with 184 arrested persons, 162 filed cases. A total of 297 firearms and 38 grenades were confiscated. In 2016, however, there were only 300 operations conducted, with 249 arrested persons and 206 filed cases. Three-hundred eleven firearms 34 grenades were recovered.

The town of Ajuy has the most number of confiscated firearms with 27, followed by Dumangas with 21 and Concepcion with 17./PN






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