Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson with San Carlos Mayor Gerardo Valmayor (l-r, seated), Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso, and Sagay Vice Mayor Narwin Javelosa (l-r, standing) who received the awards for their LGUs.*
Cop officials relieved
for alleged drug links
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Seven police officials assigned at the Police Regional Office 18 have been relieved from their posts, effective Wednesday, for suspected links to the illegal drug trade.
Ironically, one of the seven relieved police commissioned officers (PCOs), Supt. Jacob Crisostomo, San Carlos City police chief, was among those recently awarded by the Department of Interior and Local Government for his effective anti-drug campaign in Negros Occidental.
Aside from Crisostomo, the other relieved PNP officials, were Supt. Rosauro Francisco, deputy provincial police director for Operations of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, Supt. Santiago Rapiz, NOCPPO Police Community Relations chief, Supt Leonardo Angcon, who is assigned at PRO 18, Supt. Lino Dalisay, NOCPPO Investigation Division chief, Chief Inspector Joemarie Occeño, Valladolid police officer-in-charge, and Chief Inspector Rico Santotome, PRO 18.
The five traffic enforcers caught drinking inside a videoke bar in Bacolod City Tuesday while on duty have been placed under indefinite suspension pending an investigation to be conducted by the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office.
BTAO head Supt. Luisito Acebuhe yesterday said he had also ordered the five traffic enforcers not to report for work starting Tuesday.
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2 meted life for drugs
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Two men were sentenced to life imprisonment for drug offenses while another suspect was meted a jail term of 14 years behind bars, also for drugs, Wednesday.
Found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for selling and possession of illegal drugs are Lloyd Carl Tomaroy and William Piñero, who were sentenced to suffer a penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of P500,000 each. They were also convicted to a maximum of 14 years behind bars for possession of shabu and were fined an additional P400,000 each.