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Two die in road mishaps

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two riders died in separate motorcycle-related accidents in barangays Pahanocoy and Tangub in Bacolod City Saturday and Friday, Station 8 commander, P/Captain Jun Ray Batadlan said yesterday. He identified the fatalities as Anthony Jentelizo, 48,

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Guns, ‘shabu’ seized in raids

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The series of raids and buy-bust operations on Dec. 12 in Negros Occidental led to the apprehension of 13 suspects and the confiscation of seven assorted guns with ammunition and suspected shabu, police said. Four were

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Cops: 8 more drug suspects apprehended

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eight more drug suspects were arrested by the police in buy-bust operations yesterday and Thursday in Negros Occidental, that yielded more than P80,000 worth of suspected shabu. Two drug suspects, identified as Jerby Serquillos and Allen

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6 suspects nabbed, P78K in shabu seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The series of anti-drug operations of the police in various cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental Monday and yesterday led to the arrest of six drug suspects and the recovery of suspected shabu, with a market

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3 HVTs yield P1-M shabu in Bacolod buy-bust

A barangay official in Negros Occidental and his two companions were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City on Thursday afternoon. The suspects were identified as Jan Michael Astorga,

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PNP eyeing ID printing of LTOPF

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The One Stop Shop (OSS) of the PNP Civil Security Group (CSG) Firearms and Explosives Office is looking into the possibility of identification card printing in various regional offices all over the country in response to

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Drug peddlers nabbed: PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested by the police in the cities of Bacolod and Cadiz in Negros Occidental Tuesday, that yielded more than P41,000 worth of suspected shabu. Police Station 8 operatives nabbed Fellix Pahamutang

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House raises statutory rape age to 16

The House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a measure raising the age of statutory rape from the current 12 years old to 16 years old to protect young people from sexual exploitation and abuse. With 207

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Body of missing rebel found in shallow grave

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The search for the missing member of the New People’s Army ended on Monday, after his body was found in a shallow grave in Sitio Aguntilang 3, Brgy. Riverside, Isabela, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified

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Three arrested with shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspects, including a drug surrenderer, were nabbed with P92,000 worth of suspected shabu and paraphernalia in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, on Monday. A drug suspect, identified as Joselito Lumbrino, alias Amay, was apprehended by

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DOH awards Bago mayor

The Department of Health, through its Health Emergency Management Bureau, declared Bago Mayor Nicholas Yulo as champion of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Health, and the recognition was given as part of this year’s observance of the National Disaster

EMB inspects city sanitary landfill anew

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III       A team from the Environmental Management Bureau in Region 6 inspected again the sanitary landfill of Bacolod City in Brgy. Felisa Monday. The inspection was conducted due to complaints of Felisa residents and those from

Realistic, patient, charitable

When Christ in that parable of the wheat and the weeds (cfr. Mt 13,24-43) advised that it would be better not to uproot the weeds at the moment since doing so may also uproot the wheat, we are practically told

‘Ensure safe vaccination amid rains’

The Department of the Interior and Local Government yesterday echoed the call of President Rodrigo Duterte for local government units to ensure that people are not exposed to health risks and other hazards detrimental to their safety on the day

Bacolod Eagles Club marks 2nd anniversary

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles), with its local chapter, the Bacolod Eagles Club, will celebrate their second anniversary on August 4, and has lined up a series of activities, its press release said. These include a mass, caravan

Negros Occidental remains ASF-free: Lacson

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN/ADRIAN P. NEMES III Negros Occidental remains free of the African swine fever, Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday. Lacson said the ASF task force, which is now on its second year of existence, succeeded in prevention