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35 ‘narco-cops' named
in Serenio's affidavits


Self-proclaimed police asset Ricky Serenio, who had linked 35 policemen in Negros to the illegal drug trade, is now under the protective custody of Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña, a consultant of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, his son, Pulupandan Mayor Miguel Peña, and Senior Inspector Alfred de Leon, Pulupandan police chief.

Judge Eduardo Sayson granted yesterday the motion for protective custody of Serenio.

Chief Inspector Dianne Grace Catedral, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 18, said yesterday that Serenio voluntarily executed sworn affidavits linking several members of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, National Bureau of Investigation, and even media personalities. He was assisted by his counsel of choice, and his affidavits were subscribed by Prosecutor Dennis Jarder. moremoremore

Detainee kills self: police

A detainee allegedly killed himself in the custodial facility of the Ilog Police Station in Ilog town, Negros Occidental, yesterday.

The victim was identified as Caesar Amar, 28, who was arrested for hacking and injuring his own sibling, Chief Inspector Nerito Lobrido, commander of the Ilog Police Station, said.

Amar, who was alone in the detention cell, was found hanging with a blanket tied around his neck, Lobrido said. moremoremore


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Two meted life for drugs

Two residents of Barangay Calindagan in Dumaguete City were sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment, after they were found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of selling illegal drugs in separate buy-bust operations.

RTC Branch 30 Presiding Judge Crescencio Tan Jr. found Emelie Jumalon Cantila and Jan Mark Viliran guilty, and ordered them to pay a fine of P500,000 each.

The two were the first to be sentenced this year after the hearings of the cases were terminated in December last year...