AIRJUAN CHARTER DAY. The Brgy. Biniquil booth at the Kabankalan Public Plaza is part of the 20 th anniversary celebration of the city.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Airport puts Sipalay
on tourism highway

Sipalay City, known as the jewel of southern Negros, is now connected to other tourist destinations in the country, with the opening of its airport and the start of commercial flights to the area yesterday.

Sipalay City is now accessible in the roadmap of tourists, Mayor Oscar Montilla said.

The opening of the airport puts Sipalay City in the tourism highway, that includes famous tourist destinations in Palawan, Bohol, Siargao, Cebu, Iloilo, Caticlan, among others, he said. moremoremore

Cops nab 7 in hotel drug bust

Seven persons, including members of prominent families, were apprehended in a police drug buy-bust operation at a Bacolod hotel at 9:30 last night.

Nabbed were Robert Jan Calderon Herman, 34, of Las Piñas Street, Villamonte; Milo Manuel Luis Baylon Lizares Jr., 34, of Capitol Subdivision, Brgy. Villamonte; Karl Feria Ocampo, 31, of Eroreco Subdivision; Mikael Nicholas de Leon Zayco, 34, of Capitol Hills in Brgy. Estefania; Marvin Javier Magno, 35, of La Salle Avenue, Brgy. Villamonte; and Mariano Leobando Villarosa Jr., 37, of Capitol Hills, Brgy.Villamonte, all in Bacolod City, a police report showed.

Also nabbed was Dindo Barcillo, 32, of Rizal Street, Brgy. Zone 9, Talisay City, the report added. moremoremore


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NegOr backs end
to war, terrorism

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo, local officials, and other stakeholders yesterday rallied behind government efforts to end the war in Marawi City, and promote peace amidst the terror threat in the country.

Their pledges of commitment were made during the launching of the Support Our Troops in Marawi movement at the Robinsons Place shopping mall in Dumaguete City.

Degamo, in his message read by former governor and vice governor Jose Baldado, lauded the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police members who are fighting to maintain peace and security in the communities..