kid KID. A young kid gets help on her first week in school amid heavy traffic in Bacolod City*
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Comelec's SOCE ruling
saves local winners, too


The Commission on Elections en banc yesterday granted all requests to extend the filing of Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) until June 30 by three political parties and individual candidates, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said.

The original deadline for the filing of the SOCE was June 8.

Political parties granted extensions to file their SOCEs were the Liberal Party, Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino of former president Joseph Estrada, and Aksyon Demokratiko, Guanzon said. moremoremore

PNP nabs 319
NIR drug peddlers

The Police Regional Office 18 reported having neutralized the drug peddling activities of 319 arrested pushers in Negros, who are now in jail.

Supt. Moises Villaceran, PRO 18 Police Community Relations chief, said yesterday that the 319 drug pushers, were among the 600 individuals they have apprehended within five months in 2016 in Negros island.

In the same period, 2.2 kilos of shabu, with a street market value of P22.6 million, and 65 grams of dried marijuana leaves, were also recovered by the police through buy-bust operations, implementation of search warrants, checkpoints and numerous saturation drives, among others, Villaceran said. moremoremore


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Degamo supporters
hit ‘dismissal' order

Hundreds of people from different walks of life in Negros Oriental trooped to the Capitol yesterday morning to throw their support to re-elected Gov. Roel Degamo, following a radio announcement that he was no longer the province's chief executive.

Some of the supporters blocked the main entrance to the Capitol while some tricycles also parked in front of the building's steps as the numbers increased by the hour.

A tricycle even had a public address system over which some people took turns speaking out their sentiments regarding the supposed dismissal of the governor.moremoremore