VILLAR SIMBANG GABI. Churchgoers at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City gather for the dawn masses * ( Bob Lacson photo )

Possession of explosives
raps filed vs. VM, hubby
Fact-finding body created to validate allegations

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband, who were both arrested at a police checkpoint Tuesday night in Brgy. Crossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, were charged yesterday for illegal possession of explosives before the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor's Office, Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Moises Padilla police chief, said last night.

The arrest of Yulo and her husband, businessman Felix Mathias Segundo Yulo III, yielded two fragmentation grenades, three .45 caliber pistols with five magazines containing 37 live ammunition, P45,000 in cash and two sachets of suspected shabu, and an OPPO cellular phone, the police claimed. moremoremore

Cases against
33 cops,others junked

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has dismissed criminal and administrative complaints filed against 33 police officers, a prosecutor and two civilian agents.

But the Ombudsman,in her consolidated resolution dated November 16, found probable cause to indict respondent P02 Jed Allan Mag-aro Vallega for perjury and ordered that the corresponding information be filed against him in the proper court.

Vallega was also found guilty of simple dishonesty and meted the penalty of suspension from the service for three months without pay..moremoremore


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Outstanding farmers,
fisherfolk to share NegOcc good practices

Outstanding farmers and fisherfolk of Negros Occidental are now partners of the government in sharing good practices in agriculture to others.

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist formed an association of outstanding farmers and fisherfolk yesterday to level up their capacities and practices in agriculture, and teach them to others.

The association was formed to make them active partners in teaching other farmers, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said, adding that, with their capacity, they could get funds for assistance and train others to boost food production in the province....