NO LEGAL BASIS TO APPOINT BARANGAY EXECS – Village chiefs’ future hangs

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos and Louine Hope Conserva THE future of village chiefs remains uncertain amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he wants the October 2017 barangay elections cancelled and declare all positions vacant. Duterte, instead, is pushing for the appointment of officers-in-charge (OIC), who have to meet at least three requirements: they have […]

Drug group leader to surface?

BACOLOD City – Will the leader of an alleged illegal drug syndicate in Negros Occidental finally surface? Self-confessed Berya drug group member Ricky Serenio said his former paymaster and alleged drug lord Berya Tolentino is planning to surface in the coming days. In an interview with Bombo Radyo-Bacolod on Mar. 22, 2017, Serenio said Tolentino […]

Drug-free status takes time – cop

NINE months into the war against illegal drugs, police are still validating drug affectation of at least 176 barangays in Iloilo City. “Declaring Iloilo City barangays as drug-free can’t be done instantly,” said Senior Supt. Remus Zacarias Canieso, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) city director. Canieso said validation and revalidation takes time to ensure that […]