FLOOD A flooded Street in Barangay 9, Victorias City, yesterday*


2 mothers sentenced
to life for selling drugs
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Two mothers found guilty for the sale of drugs were sentenced to life imprisonment, while a third one was meted a 17-year termin Bacolod City yesterday.

Meted life terms were Ma. Cristina Chiquito Cepeda and Raquel Young, while Jocelyn Alvarez Magbanua faces 17 years and 8 months imprisonment.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 sentenced Cepeda, 44, to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 for the sale of drugs, in violation of Section 5, Article 11 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.

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Floods hit three cities, town
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Flooding brought on by heavy rain that started Thursday night until yesterday morning hit three cities and one town in the third district of Negros Occidental affecting thousands of residents, some of whom evacuated.

One house was destroyed in TalisayCity anda landslide briefly rendered a road in Silay City impassable.

ZeaphardGerhart  Caelian , Negros Occidental Disaster Management Program Division head, said the heavy rains that hit Victorias, Talisay and Silay cities, and EB Magalona town were triggered by the northeast monsoon and the tail end of a cold front. . .moremoremore

 

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Barangay captains not taking
part in BOSS may face raps

Executive assistant Samuel Montoyo said yesterday that they will give priority to barangays that fail to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) of Bacolod City, when the Department of Interior and Local Government creates a joint inspection team to inspect business permits of establishments in the city.

Montoyo said that, as of noon yesterday, only 39 barangays out of 61 have participated in the BOSS.

The mayor issued Executive Order No. 37 dated Dec. 19, 2017, enjoining all barangays to participate in the BOSS. This should be non-political since it is the obligation of the barangay to participate in the project, he said..