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Likelihood of NIR
abolition still looms
It could be superseded by federalism: Dino

The fate of the Negros Island Region (NIR) is still hanging on the line.

Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, in a statement issued by his office yesterday, said “It looks like NIR will be superseded by federalism. The likelihood of it being abolished is there.”

The fate of the NIR is still being discussed at the national level, Dino added in his statement issued by his Chief of Staff Jonji Gonzales. moremoremore

P27M in DVDs seized

About P27 million worth of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) were seized by operatives of the national Optical Media Board from the stockrooms of three establishments at the downtown area in Bacolod City, at noon yesterday, Agent Glenn Perez said.

About 163 boxes and six sacks of pirated DVDs were confiscated from the three establishments owned by a Chinese businessman, whose name was not disclosed,Perez said.

He said the stocks of fake DVDs, that were probably smuggled, were shipped from China and were to be distributed in some parts of the country. moremoremore


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NIR war against drugs
‘huge success' - PNP

The Philippine National Police has described the war on drugs by the Police Regional Office 18 in the Negros Island Region in the past 100 days as a “huge success.”

Chief Inspector Dianne Grace Catedral, PRO 18 Public Information Officer, said yesterday that they were able to neutralize numerous high value targets, through arrests and identification of thousands of drug peddlers through the help of surrendered drug personalities.

The Oplan Double Barrel campaign also led to the scarcity of supply of shabu in Negros island, with its price almost tripled, as validated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency..