BING-PIA VISIT. “Warm and gracious” and prettier in person is how Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia describes Miss Universe Pia Wurztbach, who paid a courtesy call on Congress yesterday wearing the $300,000 Miss U crown, and where she was given the Congressional Medal of Distinction.*

POLICE CHIEF,TOO
Budol-budol uses
Dongbo in scam
BY SHIELA GELERA

Even police officers are not spared by “budol-budol” operators.

A vendor at the Bacolod Public Plaza lost about P9,000 worth of flowers, chocolates, wine, and prepaid load to a suspect, who introduced himself as Senior Supt. Flynn Dongbo, officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office, yesterday.

Rosalina Alarba, 45, of Barangay Granada in Bacolod, told the DAILY STAR yesterday that the man, who said he was Dongbo, called and texted her through mobile number 09090032025 to order a bouquet of flowers worth P5,000 for his wife, at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday.moremoremore

Cloud seeding ok'd
as losses hit P239M

BY CARLA GOMEZ

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council yesterday passed a resolution endorsing cloud-seeding operations to mitigate crop and livestock damage in Negros Occidental that has hit P239,246,525.

However, the cloud-seeding will not commence while there is normal rain over Negros Occidental, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., who heads the PDRRMC, said.

He said rains over Negros Occidental in the past two days have hit southern, central and northern Negros, which he called “an answer to our prayers”. .moremoremore

 

Top Stories
button Budol-budol uses Dongbo in scam
button Cloud seeding ok'd as losses hit P239M
button Bus, taxi rate reductions seen
button Transport groups reiterate support for PUJ fare cut

button Power rates hiked
button Fastcrafts still not allowed to sail, four more rescued in Cadiz: PCG
button Step up drive vs. gambling, cops directed
button Court dismisses tax case against Bacolod City gov't

Negros Oriental
button Cops seize P.5-M in ‘shabu', arrest 20 people in one day
button Elderly seek clarification over burial aid reduction
button PBA legends support Villanueva
button App contest aims to identify talents in game dev't

Business
button OFWs affected by plunge in oil prices, MBCCI says
button UCAN waiting for Energreen delivery of power to Ceneco
button Sagay organic training starts

Sports
button NOFA starts title bid vs. N. Cotabato today in PFF-Smart U22 national championship
button Kenny Rogers finally takes crown via 117-103 win over Chris Sports
button Royal Star turns back Basecom in Fil-Sino


Advertise | Archives

Is Pia like Pacquiao?
Trump vs. Sanders – vs. Bloomberg?
A liturgical life
TIGHT ROPE
WITH MODESTO P. SA-ONOY
Pesky things



Cops seize P.5-M in ‘shabu',
arrest 20 people in one day
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW & JUANCHO GALLARDE

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, seized more than half a million pesos worth of suspected shabu and marijuana, and arrested 20 people in just one day, in what appears to be a crackdown on the illegal drugs trade.

The massive anti-illegal operations were carried out Monday in Dumaguete City, and other parts of the province.

The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has reported that it has confiscated 52.04 grams of “shabu”, with a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P586,796.moremoremore