Senators Senators Franklin Drilon, Aquilino Pimentel III and Manny Pacquiao (l-r) will be in Bacolod tomorrow*

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A policeman, who had gone AWOL (Absent Without Leave) almost two years ago, was killed on Saturday, when he resisted arrest and allegedly tried to shoot a member of the arresting police team in Purok Yanson, Brgy. 18, Bacolod City.

Killed in the operation of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group was Police Officer 2 Franchis Philip Cañete, who used to be assigned at the BCPO Station 9.

Cañete succumbed to two gunshot wounds in the breast, Chief Inspector Jerick Filosopo, chief of the CAIDSOTG of the Bacolod police, said yesterday. moremoremore

DA begins roadmap for reform

The Negros Island Region has a new Department of Agriculture regional executive director as part of a nationwide revamp as the DA begins putting in place its roadmap for reforms in the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte's presidency.

DA regional executive director Renato Manantan of the NIR has been transferred to Caraga (Region 13). Joyce Wendam who was regional director for research and regulation has been named DA OIC regional executive director for NIR effective July 1.

She said DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has sent DA officers in the field written instructions to immediately boost services to farmers and to ensure rice self-sufficiency for the country in two years. At present the NIR‘s rice production is at 97 percent, Wendam said. moremoremore


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302 ‘drug users, pushers'
surrender in Guihulngan

The Philippine National Police in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental has reported a record high 302 surrenderees as of 1:30 p.m. yesterday, in connection with the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the government.

Guihulngan City police chief, Supt D'Artagnan Katalbas Jr., said the first batch was only 12 before the May 9 elections, but to date the list has gone up to more than 300 individuals.

What is good about the voluntary surrender of drug dependents is the very important information they shared to the police at their own free will, about names and possible players in the drug menace, that will be vital in running after the big players.