Wanted persons netted

By: Gail T. Momblan POLICE arrested two wanted persons in separate operations morning of Sept 17, 2018. The Carles municipal police collared Ritz Bandojo at Barangay Bancal, Carles, Iloilo. Bandojo is facing charges of qualified theft with a bail bond of P600,000. In a separate operation, the San Dionisio municipal police arrested Marlon Bela-ong, 47, for […]

Boy drowns to death

By: Gail T. Momblan A 10-YEAR-OLD boy was drowned to death while swimming at the shorelines in Barangay Sto. Niňo Sur in Arevalo, Iloilo City afternoon of Sept 16, 2018. At around 1 p.m., Jessie Rey Ponsaran was swimming with his aunt Emma Ponsaran, 24, when he was swept by the sea waves and drowned, said […]

DENR eyes investment breaks for Peoples’ Organizations

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) wants to provide markets to products of peoples’ organizations (POs) in Western Visayas. This was the focus of the Visayas-wide P.O. Summit 2018 themed, “People’s Organization: Environmental Synergy Amidst Project Diversity; Linking People to Market Opportunities” held Sept 13, 2018, at the Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City. […]

Four fall in drug sting

By: Gail T. Momblan FOUR SUSPECTED drug peddlers were arrested in two consecutive buy bust operations conducted by the Iloilo City Police Station 1, afternoon of Sept 15, 2018. At 5:30 pm, Shiena Cabahug, 34, of Barangay General Hughes, City Proper and Michelle Apostol, 38, of West Habog-habog, Molo were netted after handing over a sachet […]

Gale warning in Iloilo, Guimaras

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a gale warning for Iloilo and Guimaras due to strong winds brought about by Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut). Lt. Rodolfo Dela Peña, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Iloilo station commander, said the gale warning took effect 3 p.m. of Sept 14, 2018 which resulted in the cancellation […]

925 loose firearms seized in Antique

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Antique Provincial Police Office (APPO) reported on Sept 13, 2018 that it confiscated 925 illegal firearms under the intensified campaign against loose firearms or the “Tokhang Kontra Guinadumilian nga Pusil”. Supt. Norby Escobar, APPO deputy director for operations, said they have gathered 447 unregistered firearms, most of which were “pugakhangs” or […]