governors REGISTRATION. Despite the rains, several students queued outside the BAYS Center yesterday for the Comelec registration* ( CGS photos*)


2 Negros Army camps
to be drug rehab centers

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Two Army military camps in Negros Occidental and Oriental have been identified as drug rehabilitation centers for the Negros Island Region.

Col. Francisco Delfin, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, yesterday said Camp Maj. Nelson Gerona in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia has been eyed as the rehabilitation center for drug dependents in Negros Occidental, while the vacated camp of 302nd Infantry Brigade in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, will be utilized as a drug rehab center for the Negros Island Region.

Public high school classrooms have also been recommended by Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves, who proposed “outpatient drug rehabilitation” for surrendered drug users, to be used for therapy sessions. moremoremore

Kodak gets
Brown Eagle medal
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Philippine Army yesterday honored “Kodak”, a 2-year-old Labrador tracking dog, who was instrumental in a series of successful operations of the 303rd Infantry Brigade against the New People's Army in Negros Island, with seven other Army personnel.

Kodak was awarded a Brown Eagle Medal in recognition of invaluable service rendered as a member of the K9 Battalion of the Intelligence Service Group of the Philippine Army, in support to the implementations of the 303IB brigade operations.

2Lt. Ma. Revekka Knothess Roperos, 303IB Public Information Officer, said yesterday that Kodak is used during combat operations to track the fleeing NPA rebels, and in search and rescue operations to search for trapped individuals during calamities. moremoremore

 

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IN DUMAGUETE
6 meted life for drugs
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Six persons were each meted life imprisonment yesterday for violating provisions of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in Dumaguete City in 2014.

Regional Trial Court Branch 30 Presiding Judge Rafael Crescencio Tan Jr. sentenced to life imprisonment Eddie Tinapay, Kurt Dylan Toralde, Remondo Pardo, Nestor Bulabos, Malyn Ceriales, and Edwin Valienta, for unlawfully and knowingly selling and delivering shabu to police-poseur buyers in anti-drugs operations in 2014 in Dumaguete.

Tan also ordered each one of them to pay a fine of P500,000. .