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,


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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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Troops from the 79th Infantry Battalion help in the rescue and evacuation of residents affected by flooding in northern Negros Occidental* 79th IB photo

2 missionary priests sent abroad: CBCP

The country’s newest cardinal, Jose Advincula, sent two priests as missionaries abroad, true to the spirit of the theme “gifted to give”, as the Philippine Church celebrates the 500 years of Christianity, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said.

‘Look into termination of Baciwa employees’

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting President Rodrigo Duterte, through the Department of Justice, to look into the termination of 60 employees of the Bacolod City Water District due to redundancy that emanated from the Joint Venture Agreement between Baciwa

2022 PGA Championship pulled from Trump course

The PGA of America pulled the 2022 PGA Championship from the Trump National at Bedminster course in New Jersey on Sunday, days after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the US Capitol. “The PGA of America Board of Directors voted

Farmers get P1.5M in livelihood projects

BY MAX N. MACAHILO Upland farmers of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto received P1.5 million in livelihood projects from the Department of Labor and Employment recently. The DOLE and the Provincial Environment Management Office turned over to the 104 members of

Floods hit northern Negros anew

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN More infrastructure projects were damaged by the latest flashfloods that hit eight cities and towns in northern Negros, with Silay among the hardest hit, and now recommended to be declared under a state of calamity, too.