MERGE PLt. Col. Jovie Espenido at a press conference at the Bacolod City Police Office yesterday* (SSG photo)


Espenido suspects
politicians after him
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Controversial cop Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido said he suspects that politicians, whom he refused to identify, are behind his inclusion in the “narcolist” of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“I really cannot pinpoint, but this is one thing I can tell you... Maybe not the jealous (person) because I am not handsome…Greedy, a greedy kind of person. Number one, politicians really,” Espenido said at a press conference at the Bacolod City Police Office yesterday.

He said he believes that those politicians, who may be directly or indirectly involved in the illegal drug trade, are running after him as they see him as a big threat, so they plotted this “character assassination” against him. moremoremore


Ex-tanod linked to drugs killed
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A former barangay tanod chief linked to illegal drugs, was shot and killed on Tuesday at Aguilar Street in Brgy. 1 poblacion, Sagay City, Negros Occidental, the police said yesterday.

The victim identified as Jesus Suico, 56, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, and died on the spot, Maj. Antonio Benitez, acting Sagay City police chief, said.

Benitez confirmed the inclusion of the name of Suico, a former tanod chief of Brgy. Vito, Sagay City, in the police drug watch list. moremoremore

 

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Go into agribusines, DA
urges new agriculturists
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The director of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas urged the 270 newly licensed agriculturists in the region to explore the potentials of agribusiness.

Remelyn Recoter, DA Region 6 director, who recently administered the mass oathtaking to the newly-licensed agriculturists in the region, said the agency has crafted programs intended for the new graduates of agriculture and its related courses.

“ This is to solve one of the main problems in the sector , that is the aging population of farmers,” she added.