SILAY BOOTH A colorful display by the Sibato Bukidnon Tribal Community Association of Silay City at their booth at the 11 th Negros Island Farmers Organic Festival*

7 more NIR policemen
linked to drugs relieved

Seven more members of the Philippine National Police in the Negros Island Region have been re-assigned to northern Luzon, on suspicion of alleged involvement in illegal drugs, Chief Inspector Dianne Grace Catedral, regional police spokesperson, said last night.

Relieved from PRO 18 effective November 16 were Chief Inspector Jose Mulleta, Senior Inspector Gideon Montaño, Police Officer 3 Dennis Ywayan, Police Officers 2 Amor Firmeza, Ferdimark Peñaroyo, Jett Baloya, and Jeffrey Toquero, Catedral said.

Mulleta is presently detailed at the Napolcom-NIR, Montaño served as Bacolod City Police Station 1 commander, while Ywayan, Peñaroyo, Baloya and Toquero are assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office. moremoremore

SP okays P87M for pay increases

The 2,800 Capitol employees may start receiving their six months salary differentials within this month.

This was after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approved yesterday the implementation of the first tranche salary increases of Capitol employees, as endorsed by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., in line with the enforcement of the Salary Standardization Law 4, effective July this year.

Negros Occidental Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP committee on Finance, yesterday said the P87 million earmarked for the six-month salary differentials of Capitol employees will be taken from the Personnel Services savings. . moremoremore


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PNP, resort owners set
to tackle security threats

The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental, through its Provincial Public Safety Company, will initiate a dialog with resort owners and managers today in Dauin town to discuss security threats and other concerns on the safety of guests.

PNP Acting Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Henry Biñassaid he has tasked Supt. Elmer Decena, PPSC chief, to take the lead during the meeting to initially identifythe problems and concerns of the resorts, especially on security matters.

Biñassaid he has designated the PPSC as the lead police unit to secure the resorts, especially in the southern part of the province, in coordination with the police stations. .