SAFE HAPPY NEW YEAR.Stay away from harm, usher 2018 in with safe noise makers like this child at the Bacolod reclamation area.* . ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Doc stabbed 13 times

The 82-year-old doctor found dead in his car in Bago City, Negros Occidental, was stabbed in the heart about 13to 14 times with an icepick, Senior Inspector Hercules Trigue, Bago City deputy police chief, said yesterday.

The body of Dr. Felix Valenzuela, 82, of Barangay Lag-asan, Bago, was found in his car that was parked beside the Kilometer 14 highway in Brgy. Calumangan, Thursday morning. An initial police report said blood was noted on his shirt.

An autopsy conducted showed that he succumbed to multiple deep penetration trauma, or tiny stab wounds in his heart, believed inflicted with an icepick, Trigue said.

3 get life terms
in Neg. Or.

The Regional Trial Court Branch 30 in Negros Oriental recently convicted eight individuals for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, at a year-end promulgation of judgment Thursday.

Francis Valencia and Ryan Antipuesto were sentenced to suffer life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 each, after they were found guilty by Regional Trial Court Branch 30 Judge Rafael Crescencio Tan Jr. beyond reasonable doubt for drug offenses.

Before the year-end promulgation, Marissa Kinikot, alias Marissa Abella, was sentenced to double life imprisonment plus 12 years to a maximum of 14 years for the illegal sale and possession of shabu for being found guilty beyond reasonable doubt. . .moremoremore


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Land Tax Division to accept
RPT payments today – exec

The Land Tax Division, under the Bacolod City Treasurer's Office,will be open today toaccept payments for real property taxes for next yearwhich will be based on the new rates, City Assessor Maphilindo Polvora said yesterday.

Polvora had earlier urged taxpayers, who want to avail of 20 percent discount, to pay their taxes before the end of this year.

By January, they can only avail of a 10 percent discount. .