TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM. Long traffic jams along Araneta Street in Bacolod City is a typical daily scene.* ( Keith Cari-an photo )

2 Negrense women
Cabinet secretaries

Two Negrenses are among the members of the Cabinet of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte whose names were announced during a press conference in Davao City yesterday.

Judy Taguiwalo of Negros Occidental was named Social Welfare and Development secretary and Leonor Briones of Negros Oriental was named Education secretary

Taguiwalo, who was a nominee of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, told the DAILY STAR she was born in Bacolod City and studied at the Rizal Elementary School, and the Negros Occidental High School. moremoremore

Railway not
viable, guv says

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he does not believe the building of a railway to boost mass transit in the Negros Island Region and another international port in the province is economically viable.

Yves Akol, PDP Laban NIR secretary general, Monday said being proposed for Negros under the Duterte administration is a railroad system that is the fastest and cheapest way to travel.

Also being proposed are international sea ports in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, and in Negros Oriental, he added. ..moremoremore


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Cops nab 7 for gun,
P600,000 in shabu

Police arrested seven persons in anti-illegal drugs operations in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental Monday, and seized more than P600,000 in suspected shabu and a gun.

A police report said that at around 9:15 a.m. Monday, a joint team of police operatives conducted a buy-bust operation at the junction of Arcenal and Isagani Road in Tanjay City which resulted to the arrest of one Lope Calumpang Sorbito, of legal age, and a resident of the place.

Sorbito allegedly sold one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu powder, weighing about 0.8 gram with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P8,000 to an undercover agent posing as a buyer, the police report from the Amigo Cops Text Blast project said.