Sinulog WINNER. Sibulan, Negros Oriental, was the champion in the Sinulog sa Kabankalan street dancing open category competition yesterday* (Levi Zapanta Trio photo)

P.9M in drugs seized

Police recover P.48M
shabu in Himamaylan

The police recovered Saturday about 80 grams of suspected shabu, with street market value estimated at P480,000, in a buy-bust operation in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, three days after Senior Supt. William Señoron assumed as officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

The continued campaign against illegal drugs and those included in their trafficking and peddling in Negros Occidental was ordered by Señoron, as ordered by Governor Alfredo Marañon who asked the NOCPPO to give utmost priority to the anti-drug campaign.moremoremore

Cop tagged in
‘abduction' surrenders

A police officer, pinpointed to be the one who abducted a taxi driver and was seen leaving the house where a buy-bust operation in Barangay 17, Bacolod City, was ongoing, surrendered after about four hours of negotiation, at 1st Street in Purok Paghida-et, Barangay 17, at 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

Police Officer 3 Donbert Viñas, who was assigned at Police Station 4, locked himself with his Beretta service firearm, in his car for hours, before surrendering to his commander, Senior Insp. John Ganzon.

Chief Insp. Dianne Grace Catedral, Bacolod City Police Office public information officer, said the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group conducted a buy-bust operation in Barangay 17, at about 1:55 a.m. Saturday. moremoremore

Comelec reminds law men of
gun ban plain view policy

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections yesterday reminded law enforcers that under the law, the plain view doctrine must be followed in the enforcement of the Comelec gun ban that runs until June 8.

“The Comelec gun ban rule is plain view doctrine. If the firearm is not in plain view, there is no violation,” she told the DAILY STAR.

She said the police cannot require passengers to alight from their vehicles, or open trunks or glove compartments.moremoremore

‘Show political will on
incentive bonus'

If he is really in favor of releasing the achievement incentive bonus of city employees, Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. should show his political will, former City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan said yesterday.

Bayatan said Gamboa made the hypocritical statement that while he seems to push acting Mayor Greg Gasataya to release the bonus, he coupled it with threats that the mayor and his fellow officials will be liable to the Commission on Audit if the bonus is released.

If one reads between the lines, what Gamboa really means is that nobody wants to have the bonus released to the employees. Not even he himself, if he were in the shoes of Gasataya, Bayatan said.moremoremore


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Canadian national, wife face
raps for possession of bullet

The Aviation Security Command has filed a formal complaint against a Canadian national and his Filipina wife, allegedly for possession of a live bullet in their baggage, that was discovered during a check at the Sibulan-Dumaguete Airport, recently.

AVSECOM head, Insp. Melvin Atacador, said the complaint was filed before the Provincial Prosecutor's Office Jan. 13, one week after personnel of the Office for Transportation Security discovered the bullet of a .22 caliber magnum revolver, through the x-ray, in the luggage of Canadian Dale Elder and wife Nelly Grafe, who were on their way to Cebu.

Atacador said the AVSECOM and OTS personnel would like to clear their names from allegations by Elder that they planted evidence on him and his wife.moremoremore

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