Illegal drug raps against contractor now in RTC

Illegal drug raps against

contractor now in RTC

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – “A vindication.”

S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz, police chief here, said that the filing of the drug charges against suspected drug lord Angelo Bongco by the City Prosecutor’s Office to the Regional Trial Court here is a vindication on their part.

Dela Paz confirmed that the prosecutor’s office has filed three charges against Bongco in court Friday.

Earlier, policemen who testified against Bongco were accused of framing up the suspected drug lord.

Bongco’s relatives said his arrest was a set up, and that the seized 717 ecstasy tablets were planted.

Dela Paz said two of three cases against Bongo are not bailable, explaining that the illegal drugs found in Bongco’s possession amounted to 30 grams.

Aside from the drug charges, Bongco also faces a case for illegal possession of ammunitions that commands a bail of P80,000, Dela Paz said.

Sugar Watch to continue boycott drive vs Coca Cola

Sugar Watch to continue

boycott drive vs Coca Cola

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Sugar Watch will continue with their boycott against Coke despite the pronouncement of some sugar industry leaders that Coke has stopped importing premix sugar.

Wennie Sancho, a convenor of Sugar Watch, pointed out that they are not bound to honor whatever agreement Coke and the Sugar Producers Alliance in Manila will strike.

“We were not part of it so we do not have any commitment as far as their agreement is concerned,” Sancho said.

Sugar Watch spearheaded the call to boycott Coke products for allegedly importing premix sugar which is detrimental to the sugar industry.

Sancho said Sugar Watch will issue their official stand on the matter in a press conference at the Negros Press Club today.

P3M ruined in NPA raid

P3M ruined in NPA raid


By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon yesterday ordered the beefing up of security at the different mining firms in southern Negros after suspected New People’s Army rebels raided the Philex Mining Corporation and inflicted damage to properties estimated at P3 million.

Marañon said he talked to Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commanding officer of the 303rd Brigade of the Army, and discussed the security concerns of the mining firms

Earlier, S/Supt. Allan Guisihan, police provincial director, claimed that there was security lapse on the part of the company which the NPA rebels took advantage of.

Marañon said the raid on Philex mines will adversely affect the tourism industry in the area and the province’s economy in general.

‘They were paid to kill my brother’

‘They were paid to kill my brother’


By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The sister of the inmate who was stabbed dead by two fellow inmates claimed that the suspects were paid to kill her brother.

Marybeth Montales, who was at the governor’s office July 8, 2011 to seek the help of Governor Alfredo Marañon, lamented that the provincial jail warden did not do anything to secure her brother despite being informed of the threats on his life.

This, as Valladolid mayor Rommel Yogore also filed a letter complaint to the Office of the Governor seeking the suspension of Provincial Jail Warden Dionisio Silva and jail guard Nelson Mabus for negligence.

Irish Enrile, 28, who was facing homicide charges, was allegedly stabbed to death inside the provincial jail by suspects Mario Aburido and Rolando Ramos.

The sister said both suspects were hired by a certain Arlie Bacia, who was stabbed by Enrile.

Bacia is a close relative of Mabus, according to Montales.

Wanted person arrested

Wanted person arrested   CADIZ City – The joint operation by operatives of Station 2, BCPO and Cadiz City PNP led by S/Insp. Lester Leada, Insp. Gil John Despi and PO2 Jorge Napilan resulted to the arrest of a robbery with homicide suspect at about 8pm Wednesday. Ernesto Layon Esclares alias “Langlang”, 42, single, beautician, […]


ATTY. GEORGE ALMADEN (2nd from right), chief of Staff, PNP Legal Service, gives the Legal Service Alert Hotline stickers to Bacolod City Police Office Director, S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz during the launching of “Project Gabay” at the Masskara Hall of the New Government Center in this city recently. Also in photo are Atty. Aaron Lirazan, […]

Sugar Watch asks Coke to make commitment public

Sugar Watch asks Coke to

make commitment public


By: Dolly Yasa

BaACOLOD City – Wennie Sancho, one of the convenors of Sugar Watch, yesterday said they are asking the management of Coca Cola to make public their commitment that they will stop importing premix sugar.

This, after reports came out that Coca Coca has stopped importation of premix sugar after a meeting with the Philippine Sugar Alliance in Manila together with SRA administrator Gina Martin.

“In the spirit of transparency, we are asking Coke to make their commitment public,” Sancho said.

So far it was Manolet Lamata of the Sugar Alliance who divulged Coke’s assurance but not Coke itself.

In the meantime, Sancho said they will continue with the boycott.

Jail security tightened

Jail security tightened By Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – J/Supt. Ignacio Pante, regional director of the Bureau of Jail and Penology in Western Visayas, yesterday confirmed that jail security was tightened after an incident at the provincial jail here which resulted to the death of an inmate. Panti together with J/Chief Inspector Gilbert Peremne, chief […]

Overpass completed by August

  Overpass completed by August By Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – Vice Mayor Thaddeus Sayson here said that the Department of Public Works and Highways has informed his office that the first overpass in the city will be completed by August. Once done and operational, the city government will shift its focus on the construction […]

De la Paz: Buy-bust was legitimate

De la Paz: Buy-bust was legitimate By Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – S/Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, city police director said the buy bust operation which resulted to the arrest of a suspected drug lord was legitimate. “I believe we have a strong case against Angelo Bongco” de la Paz told The Daily Guardian in […]