Naval, Biliran Mayor Gerard Espina.
Naval, Biliran Mayor Gerard Espina.

NAVAL, Biliran, November 21 (PIA) – The local chief executive, this town, bared hotlines for public use in the government’s campaign against criminality, corruption and illegal drugs.

Naval Mayor Gerard Roger M. Espina announced in his message during the launching of Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomaliya-Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Ilegal na Droga (MASA MASID) in Naval, Monday, November 21, two cellular phone hotlines that will be officially used by the public to report any activities in the community related to criminality, corruption and illegal drugs.

“You can call or send your message to 09208785903 and 09172003170 for any abuses that will be done by government officials and employees including any activity related to criminality and illegal drugs in the community,” Mayor Espina told barangay volunteers and church leaders who attended the launching held at the Naval Gymnasium.

However, Mayor Espina warned the public not to use the two hotline numbers for prank calls and irrelevant text messages so as not to defeat the purpose. “LGU-Naval will act on the messages and calls through these two hotlines within 24 hours,” the young local chief executive vowed to address immediately on concerns relative to criminality, corruption and illegal drugs.

He also said that he wanted Naval to be a drug-free town under his watch despite the big challenge he is facing on the illegal drug problem of the town. Mayor Espina also urged the cooperation of the people in the 26 barangays and the leaders of the different religious groups who volunteered to be part of the government’s drive and effort to curb if not eliminate the society’s menace on criminality, corruption and illegal drugs. (rvictoria/PIA Biliran)