TINABU-AY The seized contraband in the Metro Bacolod District Jail Annex in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, yesterday* ( Mar Louie Salcedo photos )

Shabu, weapons seized
in Bacolod's district jail

Three sachets of suspected shabu, drugs paraphernalia, bladed weapons, and other prohibited items were seized in a greyhound operation at the Metro Bacolod District Jail Annex in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, at about 4:45 a.m. yesterday.

The jail personnel and policemen from Police Regional Office-18 who conducted the greyhound operation, also recovered 13 cellular phones, DVDs with pornographic materials, several scissors, simcards, memory cards, 10 cellular phone batteries and chargers, aluminum foils, 27 lighters, cigarets, and two tooters.

Jail Insp. Mar Louie Salcedo, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Negros Island Region spokesperson, said the greyhound operation in both male and female dormitories lasted for five hours. moremoremore

Court junks Bacolod
vote recount case

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said he cannot defend a resolution approved by the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan Wednesday authorizing Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. to expropriate 65 hectares in the cities of Talisay and Bacolod valued at P485 million.

“I will always respect the decision of the majority, much more (if) unanimous in this case, but I cannot defend this particular ordinance,” Lacson said.

He said “eminent domain is possible only when there is a disagreement, in this transaction with the two land owners, there was an agreement, not once, but twice”. moremoremore


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BOC Dumaguete hits
P1 billion in collection

The Bureau of Customs in Dumaguete City has already exceeded its target collection for 2016 even before the year is over, and has hit the P1-billion mark.

BOC's sub-port of Dumaguete OIC port collector Fe Lluelyn Toring said yesterday that as of December 5, total actual collection has reached P1,014,961,336.

This represents an increase of 168.51 percent, or P636,961,336, over the target collection from January 1 to December 31, 2016, of P378,000,000, she added..