Ribbon Cutting The seized suspected shabu worth P300,000 in a police buy-bust operation in Barangay 2, Bacolod City, last night* ( Alvin Grava photo)

Cops nab teacher,
sister in drug raid

A 50-year-old teacher and her sister were arrested Thursday night in a police drug bust at Purok San Pedro, Brgy. Zone 4, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

Armed with search warrants issued by Cadiz Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Joanne Frances Nifras, policemen raided the residences of Mary Jane Quiatchon- Plana and her sister Sharon Quiatchon.

In his report to Senior Supt. William Señoron, NOCPPO officer-in-charge, Supt. Edel Jose Manzano, officer-in-charge of the Cadiz City police, said the arrest of Plana, 50, and an elementary school teacher, yielded four big and two elongated sachets of suspected shabu and its paraphernalia, estimated at 20 grams. moremoremore

16 others fall,
P.3M ‘shabu' seized

Sixteen persons were nabbed and about P300,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation at a drug den in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2 in Bacolod City, last night.

Arrested were the subject of the buy-bust identified as Rocris Javier, alias "Toto Javier", 22, of the barangay, and 15 others whose names were not yet available, the police said.

Javier, who is listed on the drugs watchlist of Bacolod, sold an elongated sachet of suspected shabu worth P2,500 to the police poseur-buyer, Chief Insp. Jerick Filosofo, head of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, reported. moremoremore


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DTI NegOr inspects shipment
of cement from Vietnam: exec

The Department of Trade and Industry provincial office conducted an inspection and inventory of a huge volume of cement shipment which was imported from Vietnam, and intended for a single buyer in Negros Oriental, to determine whether it has complied with importation standards.

The shipment of the “Fortress” cement in 40-kilogram bags and one metric ton jumbo bags was offloaded and stored in two warehouses before the DTI inspection and inventory March 1, Angeline Gonzalez, Trade and Industry Development specialist and division chief of the Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Division of the provincial DTI, said.

She said the cement, which was offloaded from the international vessel M/V Hoang Phuong Vigor, will not be released to the buyer unless an Importation Commodity Clearance has been issued by the Bureau of Product Standards.moremoremore