Mt. Kanlaon Fires at Kanlaon Volcano out, forest beneath it saved from destruction* (CPG photo)


400-ha Kanlaon fire out,
but more eruptions likely
BY CARLA GOMEZ

LA CASTELLANA - The fire raging near the crater of Kanlaon Volcano that destroyed about 400 hectares of grassland was put out late yesterday, Negros Occidental Provincial Fire Marshal Supt Rodolfo Dinaga said.

The 69 fire fighters who worked all of yesterday on the blaze at the 4-kilometer radius permanent danger zone of the volcano have been directed to pull out of the area that is a dangerous place to be in, he said, as Kanlaon could have a phreatic explosion anytime.

Kanlaon, after spewing fiery objects Tuesday night that triggered the fires, appeared calm yesterday. Residents used to its intermittent minor phreatic eruptions were going about their business in nearby villages.moremoremore

Bacoleño gets life for drugs
BY CARLA GOMEZ

A pedicab driver was sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment for the sale of 12 sticks of marijuana for P220 to a policeman at a junkshop in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, on March 17, 2010.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier sentenced Elizalde “Zaldy” Jagdon to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 for violation of Section 5 Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 for the sale of 12 marijuana cigarettes weighing 3.53 grams.

Javier also found him guilty for possession of 45 marijuana cigarettes weighing 13.06 grams and sentenced him to an indeterminate penalty of 12 years and 8 months as minimum to 17 years and 8 months as maximum and to pay a fine of P300,000. .moremoremore

 

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Reshuffling of NegOr, Siquijor
election officers takes effect
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The reshuffling of election officers of the six cities and 19 municipalities in Negros Oriental and six municipalities in Siquijor will take effect starting today, just a little over a month before the May 9 synchronized elections.

Provincial Election Supervisor-designate Lionel Castillano said yesterday that Commission on Elections chairman Juan Andres Bautista ordered the reshuffling, in a memorandum dated March 14, 2016.

Bautista said the temporary assignments of provincial election supervisors and election officers from Region VII is “to promote impartiality in the upcoming elections”. .moremoremore