Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas and members of The Silent Majority in Bacolod City, yesterday* ( Andy Alvarez photo )
Chief Inspector Mark Anthony Darroca, chief of the Negros Occidental Poilce Provincial Office anti-drug unit, yesterday confirmed that a suspected drug lord, who was killed last week in Metro Manila, had also been operating in Negros island.
Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz was shot dead by policemen in an operation in Las Piñas City on Friday night.
Darroca, however, said he cannot determine the quantity of prohibited drugs being supplied by the group of Diaz to peddlers in Negros Occidental. But he confirmed that shabu from Cebu is among those that have entered the province.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology yesterday warned that aside from more possible minor eruptions, rocks and volcanic debris deposited along the slopes of Mt. Kanlaon are also a danger to nearby communities.
A Phivolcs bulletin yesterday reiterated that Alert Level No. 1 remains over Mt. Kanlaon that is currently in a state of unrest, probably driven by hydrothermal processes that could generate more minor eruptions.
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Degamo still hoping for TRO
vs. Ombud dismissal order
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Normal operations continue at the provincial Capitol in Negros Oriental yesterday, except for the issuance of checks that needs the signature of Gov. Roel Degamo and the countersign of provincial treasurer Danilo Mendez.
Mendez said as far as his office is concerned, there is no vacuum, so far, but the issuance of checks are withheld, while Degamo awaits the temporary restraining order he has requested from the Court of Appeals, on his dismissal by the Office of the Ombudsman..