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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670 get DSWD medical, educational assistance

A total of 670 residents of Victorias City and EB Magalona in Negros Occidental, recently received medical and educational assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Of the beneficiaries in Brgy. 7, Victorias City, 245 got a total

Negrense bikers join actions highlighting climate crisis

Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) together with Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) and local organizations Konsyumer Negros, BMP-Sanlakas Negros, and other bike groups in Negros, initiated a series of coordinated bike actions in several cities and

Price cut for LPG, auto LPG effective June

Prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) go down by at least P6 per kilogram this month. Petron said it reduced LPG prices by P6.20 per kilogram; Solane-branded LPG, down by P6.18 per kg; and Phoenix Super LPG, lower by P6.10

PH stocks, peso slip on hawkish signal from Fed execs

Hawkish signals from Federal Reserve officials resulted in the negative close of all the counters in the local bourse and the peso yesterday. After starting the week up, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 1.25 percent, or 82.49 points,

A call to communion

They say that Trinity Sunday is every preacher’s nightmare. How can one speak of the most profound mystery of our faith and make sense of it? But it really doesn’t have to be so. After all, no one expects a