isabela The crowd at the crime scene at the Isabela Public Market where re-elected Councilor Crispin Posadas was gunned down yesterday by unidentified assassins.*
( Vince Pregua photo)

Isabela councilor killed
NPA claims responsibility

Suspected New People's Army assassins yesterday shot and killed in broad daylight a re-elected municipal councilor of Isabela, Negros Occidental.

This took place a year after Board Member Renato Malabor was also gunned down in the town.

Isabela Councilor Crispin Posadas succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, including fatal injuries in the head. He died on the spot, Chief Inspector Anthony Grande, Isabela police chief, said last night. moremoremore

53 peddlers,
drug users, surrender

Fifty-three more self-confessed drug peddlers and users have surfaced and surrendered to the Philippine National Police, bringing to 98 the number of individuals in Negros Occidental, who pledged to stop their involvement in the illegal drug trade and in using prohibited drugs.

Supt. Rhea Santos, Kabankalan City police officer-in-charge, said yesterday that the 53 drug peddlers and users were accompanied by their barangay officials, in presenting themselves to the police.

On June 24, 45 drug peddlers and users in La Carlota City surfaced and signed a covenant in front of city, police and church officials, to stop selling or using prohibited drugs.


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Degamo, officials to
take oath today

DUMAGUETE CITY - Diocese of Dumaguete Bishop Julito Cortes Wednesday said he is supporting incoming President Rodrigo Duterte but with limitations.

Duterte's inauguration will be held today in Malacañang.

“He is our president and a very popular one. He was voted (by the people) with overwhelming results and for that reason, I believe that he should be supported,” Cortes said as he wished Duterte well in his presidency.