Two die in road mishaps

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Two riders died in separate motorcycle-related accidents in barangays Pahanocoy and Tangub in Bacolod City Saturday and Friday, Station 8 commander, P/Captain Jun Ray Batadlan said yesterday. He identified the fatalities as Anthony Jentelizo, 48,


Guns, ‘shabu’ seized in raids

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The series of raids and buy-bust operations on Dec. 12 in Negros Occidental led to the apprehension of 13 suspects and the confiscation of seven assorted guns with ammunition and suspected shabu, police said. Four were


Cops: 8 more drug suspects apprehended

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Eight more drug suspects were arrested by the police in buy-bust operations yesterday and Thursday in Negros Occidental, that yielded more than P80,000 worth of suspected shabu. Two drug suspects, identified as Jerby Serquillos and Allen


6 suspects nabbed, P78K in shabu seized

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The series of anti-drug operations of the police in various cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental Monday and yesterday led to the arrest of six drug suspects and the recovery of suspected shabu, with a market


3 HVTs yield P1-M shabu in Bacolod buy-bust

A barangay official in Negros Occidental and his two companions were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City on Thursday afternoon. The suspects were identified as Jan Michael Astorga,


PNP eyeing ID printing of LTOPF

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The One Stop Shop (OSS) of the PNP Civil Security Group (CSG) Firearms and Explosives Office is looking into the possibility of identification card printing in various regional offices all over the country in response to


Drug peddlers nabbed: PNP

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested by the police in the cities of Bacolod and Cadiz in Negros Occidental Tuesday, that yielded more than P41,000 worth of suspected shabu. Police Station 8 operatives nabbed Fellix Pahamutang


House raises statutory rape age to 16

The House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a measure raising the age of statutory rape from the current 12 years old to 16 years old to protect young people from sexual exploitation and abuse. With 207


Body of missing rebel found in shallow grave

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The search for the missing member of the New People’s Army ended on Monday, after his body was found in a shallow grave in Sitio Aguntilang 3, Brgy. Riverside, Isabela, Negros Occidental. The victim was identified


Three arrested with shabu

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Three suspects, including a drug surrenderer, were nabbed with P92,000 worth of suspected shabu and paraphernalia in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, on Monday. A drug suspect, identified as Joselito Lumbrino, alias Amay, was apprehended by

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San Enrique mayor-elect welcomes election protests

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Mayor elect Jilson Tubillara yesterday said that he would welcome any election protest questioning the results of the May 9 elections in San Enrique, Negros Occidental. Tubillara said he won by 10 votes against his challenger,

DBCC slashes 2022 growth target to 7-8%

Economic managers on Tuesday slashed the government’s 2022 growth target from 7-9 percent to 7-8 percent amidst the strong output in the first quarter of the year after taking into account the impact of external developments. In a virtual briefing

US-Asean Summit sends strong signal to invest in PH

The success of the recent US-Asean Special Summit sends a strong message of pushing for deeper economic engagement between the US and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states, especially on more jobs and investments for the Philippines. Hosted

Christ reveals how Trinitarian mystery works

Somehow the gospel of Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter, taken from the Gospel of St. John 16,12-15, shows us how Christ talks about the Trinitarian mystery that has the most important relevance in our lives. And that’s because

4 gov’t doctors probed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Four doctors assigned at the public hospitals being managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental are being investigated for alleged maltreatment of patients to medical malpractice, disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz yesterday. While he

3 leptospirosis deaths recorded

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bacolod City Health Office has recorded three deaths out of nine suspected cases of leptospirosis in Bacolod City as of May 7. The victims include a 48-year-old male from Brgy. Mandalagan, 50-year-old female from Brgy.