A former NPA member receives P50,000 from Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. in the presence of Brig. Gen. Jon Aying, Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag of DILG and action officer Ma. Lina Sanogal in Talisay City yesterday.*

Bizman filing appeal
vs. BPI case ruling

Businessman Joe Marie Sy yesterday said he is filing an appeal to the dismissal by the Bacolod City prosecutor of his complaint for qualified theft through falsification of a commercial document against three employees of the Bank of the Philippines Islands.

“I am very disappointed with the way the justice system works in our country,” Sy said, adding that one of the causes of the death of his mother was his case with BPI.

Sy said he informed the Department of Justice yesterday about the dismissal of his complaint. “We are also filing a case through the Regional Prosecutor and the Solicitor General. Administrative charges will also be filed through the Central Bank,” he added.moremoremore

Mayor directs probe
of Manokan payments

Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella directed the City Treasurer yesterday to look into the claims of the tenants of the Manokan Country that they have been regularly paying their rental fees through the collectors of the CTO and have no arrearages with the city.

Manokan County Vendors Association vice president Elizabeth Baker had claimed that they been paying their rentals on a daily basis through a collector they have requested from the city.

Baker said they were surprised to learn that their arrearages have not diminished when they have been paying regularly for several years. She said she had paid close to P300,000 to the collector and had been issued receipts by the CTO.moremoremore

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3 meted life for shabu;
drug suspect shot dead

Three men were meted life terms yesterday after being found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating the provisions of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Regional Trial Court Branch 30 presiding judge, Crescencio Tan Jr., found Antonio Chan, John Philip Kirit, and Michael Tanamor guilty, and fined them 500,000 each. He also ordered them to be shipped to the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa to serve their prison terms.

Chan and Kirit were arrested with 0.27 gram of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tinago, Dumaguete City, by Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group on October 30, 2013. Tanamor was nabbed, also during a buy-bust, on February 25, 2014, at Poblacion 1, Dumaguete, with 0.61 gram of shabu.moremoremore