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I’m willing to shoot self
if proof found: Señoron
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The challenge is now on for police investigators to probe and show that Senior Supt. William Señoron is  involved in the illegal drug trade, as claimed by self-proclaimed Berya drug group paymaster, Ricky Serenio, in his two affidavits.

          Señoron, who was relieved Monday as provincial police director of Negros Occidental by Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, Negros Island Region police director, said yesterday  that he is “willing to shoot himself in front of the regional police office”, if there is  serious evidence  to warrant the filing of charges against him, and his  guilt is strong.

          “They should probe  through  real investigation and validation that I have linkages, or that I received money from drug lords, such as  P1.2 million,  or even a single centavo, as drug protector, or from illegal gambling,” Señoron said. moremoremore

‘Six cops relieved based on drug links’
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri yesterday said four senators have confirmed attendance at the April 10 Senate Committee on Agriculture inquiry on the  impact of the importation of high fructose corn syrup by beverage firmson the domestic sugar industry.

  This developed as workers began a sign ature campaign against Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol  and the  Hotel and Restaurant Association of Negros Occidental president urged HRANO members not to serve products using HFCS.

  Zubiritold the DAILY STAR the  senators set to attend the hearing on April 10, aside from himself, are committee chair Cynthia Villar, Richard Gordon and Sherwin Gatchalian. moremoremore

 

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CHR probing ‘manhandling’ of inmates at Dumaguete jail
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Commission on Human Rights in Negros Oriental is investigating the alleged maltreatment and manhandling of inmates at the Dumaguete City Detention and Rehabilitation Center, a facility run by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

            CHR-Negros Oriental chief and special investigator, Jess Cañete, said yesterday that at least eight inmates were found to have bruises on their bodies, allegedly inflicted by BJMP members from Bacolod City.

            Members of the BJMP-Negros Island Region, based in Bacolod City, conducted a surprise inspection at the Dumaguete City jail dawn Monday.