BAGO FIREWAORKS The Lights of Bago, a grand musical fireworks display, was held at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Sports Complex in Bago City Sunday night* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Cop jailed for NY killing

A neophyte policeman in Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, spent the first day of 2017 in jail, after he allegedly shot and killed a civilian, while responding to a mauling incident, where the victim was his brother-in-law.

Police Officer 1 Reagan Magracia is now in hot water for the death of Vicente Labanon, 37, whom he allegedly shot and killed on January 1 in Purok Tabuk Suba, Brgy. 1 poblacion, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.

Investigations by the Hinobaan police showed that Magracia, a member of the Hinobaan Police Station, responded to a commotion at Tupaz Beach Resort I, where his brother-in-law, John Roll Caña, was being mauled and was asking for help. moremoremore

Drug target, 7 others die, too

A drug personality was among the eight fatalities in Negros Occidental, as Negrenses welcomed the year 2017 with a bang.

Principles Becera, 36, who ranked number 10 in the drug target list of the Negros Occidental Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit, was shot and killed by still unidentified gunman on Jan. 1 in Sitio Calapnusan, Brgy. Lalong, Calatrava

Becera, who also ranked number one in the drug target list of the Calatrava police, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, after he was gunned down, while watching a cock fight in the place, by the unidentified suspect. moremoremore


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Digong studying P2,000
SSS pension increase

MANILA – President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte has decided to study first the proposal to increase the pension of the Social Security Service pensioners by P2,000 upon the recommendation of his economic managers, Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said yesterday.

“The President is looking for a win-win solution where he can give pensioners the increase they have been asking for while that SSS will remain solvent at all times," Andanar said in a text message.

"As the President said, he does not want to use taxpayers' money, especially money of non-SSS members, should funding problem arises because of the increase," he added.