award 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

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. moremoremore

5 traffic enforcers suspended

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.

Acebuche caught the five traffic enforcers singing and drinking inside one of the establishments at the Negros First CyberCentre in Bacolod City at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.


Top Stories
button Cop officials relieved for alleged drug links
button 5 traffic enforcers suspended
button ‘Boxing' complaint filed vs. Binalbagan mayor
button Chinese firm invests $15M in Manapla
button DILG awards Neg. Occ.,7 others for governance

button ‘Oplan Kaluluwa' ready, police to get K-9 backup
button Population in NIR hits 4.4 million

Negros Oriental
button 2 meted life for drugs
button BJMP guards tighten security
button Two more deaths, many cases due to dengue noted in NegOr
button Region 7 OFW Family Day set in December
button CDA Gawad Parangal awardees out

button DA-NIR officials to defend P400M proposed budget
button Salvador Bendicto farmers get P1M coffee processing facility

button Mallen, Arguelles capture title in VMA-Royal Paddle tourney
button UNO-R set to clash vs. Hercor in semis
button AACI Trading upsets Organic in Fil-Sino tilt

Ms. International, the original
Halloween and All Souls Day
Abiding sense of purpose
Remollo's highway



2 meted life for drugs

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.

Tomaroy was arrested in Barangay Jawa, Valencia town, Negros Oriental on March 5, 2015, while Piñero was arrested February 9, 2015 at the Cadawinonan housing project in Dumaguete City..