OMB DVDs worth P80 million destroyed by an asphalt roller behind the People's House (Bacolod Government Center) yesterday.*( Archie Alipalo photo)

Bizman brutally slain
BY SHIELA GELERA

Robbery is being eyed as the motive for the brutal killing of the businessman son-in-law of a sugar industry leader, in his room at his residence at City Heights Subdivision in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, yesterday morning.

Nelson Palencia, 57, was found dead with multiple injuries on his head caused by blunt and sharp objects, Chief Insp. Charles Gever, Police Station 6 chief, said.

It was Palencia's wife Eugenia, who found the body, lying on the bed and bathed in blood, at about 6:45 a.m., police records show.moremoremore

OMB destroys
P80M in pirated disks

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Optical Media Board and the Philippine National Police yesterday destroyed about P80 million worth of pirated movies in the DVDs they had confiscated in three years of operations in Bacolod City and other key cities of Negros Occidental.

The 599 sacks of VCDs, DVD, as well television monitors and DVD players, were destroyed with the use of an asphalt roller behind the “People's House” (Government Center) in Bacolod City supervised by OMB personnel headed by Gerry Zaguirre and Senior Supt. Melchor Coronel, Bacolod City police officer-in-charge.

The amount given by the OMB is not the actual market value of the confiscated items which is P25 to P35 each but the price of the original ones that is P350 for every piece because it is presumed to be the total losses incurred by legitimate sellers. moremoremore

 

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5 tourists rescued in NegOr

MANILA – Members of the Philippine Coast Guard have rescued five Chinese tourists who went missing while diving in Sitio Cogon, Apo Island, in Dauin town, Negros Oriental early this week.

The five Chinese nationals were identified as Xuan Meng and Maling Yuw, both 33; Ding Jia, 36; Igi Chuan, 31; and Rug Nim 28.

PCG said that according to a tour guide, George Regalado, the tourists went missing around noon of Nov. 30. The tourists were said to have rented a boat and dived at the vicinity. moremoremore