drugs The suspects apprehended by the police in a drug raid at a Bacolod hotel room Wednesday night* ( Aksyon Radyo Bacolod photo )

Drug raps filed vs. 7,
ex-cop shabu source

A dismissed police officer was identified as the source of the shabu of the level 2 high-value target in Negros Island, who was nabbed with six persons, most of them members of prominent families, during a buy-bust operation at a Bacolod City hotel, Wednesday.

Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, Bacolod City Police Office acting city director, said yesterday that Dindo Barcillo, 32, of Talisay City in Negros Occidental,was distributing shabu, not only in Bacolod, but also in some areas in Negros Occidental.

Barcillo, was one of the five bigtime drug pushers including Nolito Cuadra, Ramy Poja, Beria Tolentino, and Mohamad Camaria, whom the police identified earlier as the ones currently operating in Bacolod. moremoremore

US saves PH from
sugar overhang

Sugar leaders yesterday welcomed the announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture of an increase in the Philippines share of its sugar quota, saying it will wipe out the expected production overhang and ensure better domestic sugar prices.

Administrator Anna Rosario Paner of the Sugar Regulatory Administration yesterday said the USDA has announced an increase in the Philippine share of the US sugar quota by 63,830 MTRV. This is on top of the Philippines' regular annual US sugar quota share of 136,000 MT, she said.

The first USDA notice announced an increase of its TRQ (tariff-rate quotas) by 244,690 MT with a 48,898 MTRV or 20 percent share for the Philippines, Paner said. moremoremore


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3 Dumaguete brgys ‘drug-free'

The Oversight Committee created under Dangerous Drugs Board Resolution No. 3-2017, and headed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, yesterday officially declared three barangays in Dumaguete City as drug-free.

These are poblacions 4, 5, and 7, as announced in simple ceremonies attended by officials of the Barangay Drug Abuse Councils of the 30 barangays in Dumaguete.

City local government operations officer Farah Gentuya said that late last year, the local police, headed by Supt. Jovito Atanacio, and the Barangay Drug Abuse Councils of Poblacions 4, 5, and 7 have passed resolutions declaring their respective barangays as drug-free.