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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Love Negros-UnegA coalition endorses Lacson-Ferrer tandem

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Love Negros and United Negros Alliance coalition in the 1st district of Negros Occidental have endorsed the tandem of Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer in the May next year elections, San

Scholars advised to spend wisely

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday exhorted student-grantees of the government’s Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) to spend their money wisely and not waste the financial assistance they received on any gambling activity because it is intended for their essential educational needs.

October eyed as start of general population vaccination

President Rodrigo Duterte raised the possibility that the vaccination of the general population against the coronavirus might proceed in October, once the country gets a “stable” supply of the coronavirus jabs. “I’d like the people to know that we are

Geoportal project to help minimize info gaps: NEDA

In a speech during the virtual launch of the Geoportal Innovation Hub Replication Project Wednesday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua highlighted the importance of digital transformation within the government to strengthen policymaking and improve public service delivery.     “We

Vista Alegre house damaged by fire

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Bureau of Fire Protection responded to a fire call at about 8:27 a.m. yesterday in Vista, Alegre, Bacolod City due to a fire incident that was started by a 13-year-old boy with down syndrome. Bacolod

Jover joins Victorias City mayoralty race

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Vice Mayor Jerry Jover has declared that he is running for mayor of Victorias City, several months after Javier “Javi” Benitez, son of former Rep. Alfredo Benitez, also signified his intention to run for the same