DUTERTE CROWD DRAWER. The house of Jerry Sy at San Agustin Street in Bacolod City is drawing nightly crowds enjoying the wonders of Christmas that imaginative residents can portray.*
( Any Alvarez photo)


‘All Negros cop stations
under threat of attacks'
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Not only four, but all police stations in Negros Occidental are under threat of possible New People's Army attack.

This was the assessment of Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, yesterday as he confirmed the reports on the surveillance of some police stations by individuals ordered by the NPA.

Castil said a person, who was caught in the act of taking pictures inside the Cadiz City Police Station, admitted to have been tasked by the NPA to do it. . moremoremore

Selection on for
anti-drugs policemen
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

The selection of new members of the Bacolod City Police Office's Drug Enforcement Unit is ongoing after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the resumption of operations against illegal drugs.

Senior Insp. Armilyn Vargas, BCPO public information officer,said yesterdaythe selection of new members is in compliance with Memorandum Order Number 17 of the President directing the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies to resume providing active support to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the conduct of anti-illegal drugs operations. .moremoremore

 

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SAP Fund not affected
by slash in sugar prices

The Department of Labor and Employment assures sugar workers, millers, and planters that the fund under the Social Amelioration Program for their benefits will not be affected by the lowering of sugar prices in Negros Occidental.

DOLE Western Visayas director Johnson Cañete said yesterday that the amelioration program fund for the sugar industry will remain the same as they continually take P10 for every 50 kilogram (Lkg) of sugar.

“It will not be affected by the lowering of prices, the amount taken per 50-kilogram sugar is the same despite the lowering of sugar prices at mill gates,” he said.. .