ACCIDENT A sea of red cases of beer greets commuters after the collision of deliver truck at Burgos Extension in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, yesterday*
( Bacolod Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade photo )


Sikad driver gets life
for P500 shabu sale
BY CARLA GOMEZ

A trisikad driver was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for selling P500 worth of shabu to a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agent in a bus-bust operation in Purok Avocado, Barangay 20, Bacolod City on Feb. 17, 2010.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier found Eugene AgsamPillada guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of Section 5 , Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 for selling.07 gram of shabuand sentenced him to suffer life imprisonment and pay a fine of P500,000.

He was also found guilty of possession of drugs and sentenced to 12 years and eight months as minimum to 17 years and 8 months as maximum imprisonment and to pay a fine of P300,000. .moremoremore

Boycott still on;
Coke eyes expansion
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Sugar industry leaders yesterday said they are happy with the results of the Senate hearing Tuesday on the call to curb the importation of High Fructose Corn Syrup, but have not called off the boycott on Coca-Cola products yet.

Sugar Alliance of the Philippines spokesman Emilio Yulo III yesterday said they are thankful for the efforts of Senators Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel Zubiri to help the sugar industry.

“But in the absence of any clear and definite agreement on the proposal to purchase locally grown GMO-free sugar, the boycott on Coke continues and we expect more LGUs, business establishments and NGOs to join the call,” Yulo said. moremoremore

 

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PNP: No ASG in NegOr
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental yesterday debunked reports that members of the terror group, Abu Sayyaf, have reached the shores of Dauin, a town located south of Dumaguete City, that is brimming with tourists.

This developed as the 79th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army based in the province has released the names and description of Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga, Bohol, who are still “on the run” so that the public will be alerted.

Acting provincial police director, Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, said there are enough troops to secure the resorts in Dauin and nearby areas, especially the world-renowned dive destination Apo Island..