FIREWORKS SHOW OF LIGHTS. A spectacular fireworks display that bursts through the night sky adds glitter to the lit-up bandstand and trees at the Bacolod Public Plaza during the switch-on ceremonies last night led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, First Lady Elsa Leonardia, Rep. Greg Gasataya, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Cindy Rojas, EmAng, and BartolomeOrola, and City Administrator John Orola.*

Murcia raid yields dead man, guns

The raid for firearms and ammunition in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, yesterday took a gruesome twist after the police discovered an alleged murder victim being exhumed inside a cock farm.

The discovery was made after troopers of the Negros Occidental Police Public Safety Company led by Supt. Frederick Mead and assisted by the Murcia police, raided the residence of Renato de los Reyes in Purok Simaguan in the barangay.

Armed with a search warrant issued by Judge EstefanioLibutanJr, policemen conducted a search on the house of de los Reyes, which yielded a 12 gauge shotgun with 11 live ammunition, an improvised shotgun, 15 ammunition of a 50 caliber machinegun in link, a box of suspected explosive powder, .45 caliber pistol and accessories and 15 empty shells, a gun holster and two of lower receivers of a.22 caliber rifle. moremoremore

More fake goods
seized in city

About P400,000 worth of alleged fake soap, lotion and shampoo were seized from two stores at the downtown area in Bacolod City, at about 8:40 a.m. yesterday.

The raids weremade on the strength of 10 search warrants issued Monday by Makati City Regional Trial Court, Branch 137 Judge Ethel Mercado-Gutay for violation of Section 155 in relation to Section 170 of Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, records show.

Senior Police Officer 2 Joshua Barile, of the Regional Intelligence Unit-18,said the raid that lasted for more than four hours yielded many fake Procter& Gamble Co. products. moremoremore


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181 establishments found
operating with no permits

The Task Force Dumaguete, City Treasurer's Office and the City Legal Office are now in hot water after it was learned yesterday that 181 business establishments in the city operate without a mayor's permit.

Task Force Dumaguete chief, retired police officer Eddie Oira, said of the 573 establishments inspected, 392 were found to have updated mayor's permits and 181 operate with no permit. And there are a lot more that were not inspected by the task force.

Councilor Estanislao Alviola was irked when he could not get answers from OIC City Treasurer Cristina Merced on the total number of business establishments in Dumaguete and the number of delinquents, since there are basic in order to plan out their course of action. ..