wanky Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (3rd from left) welcomes incoming Bacolod Police officer-in-charge Roderick Minong in the presence of outgoing city director Senior Supt. Jack Wanky (left) and Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr. (right) at the Bacolod Government Center yesterday*


Wanky relieved
Secure MassKara, new police head told
BY SHIELA G. GELERA & CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday directed the newly-installed officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office to give the MassKara Festival top priority, especially with the expected arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte, and reiterated his callto put a stop to illegal drugs and criminality.

Supt. Roderick Minong, the commander of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-6, was designated officer-in-charge of BCPO, after Senior Supt. Jack Wanky was relieved as city police director, and transferred to the Police Regional Office-6 in Camp Delgado, Iloilo City, effective yesterday.

Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr., PRO-6 deputy regional director for operations, announced this during the send-off of 400 MassKara Festival augmentation personnel fromPRO-6, RPSB and the Philippine Army at the Bacolod City Police Office grounds at Magsaysay Avenue yesterday afternoon. moremoremore

Bacoleño gets life for shabu sale
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

A Bacolod resident has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the sale of P500worth of shabu to a police poseur buyer.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 47 Judge Therese Blanche Bolunia found Jovy Gaitan Gonzaga of Charito Heights Subdivision, Barangay Granada, Bacolod, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the sale of shabu in violation of Republic Act 9165 ( Dangerous Drugs Act) and sentenced him to life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000 in Criminal Case 13-38181.

Gonzaga was also found guilty of possession of dangerous drugs and meted a penalty of 12 years and one day as minimum to 15 years as maximum and to pay a fine of P300,000 in Criminal Case 13-38179. moremoremore

 

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Regions 6, 7 to
get 240 new soldiers
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Army's 3rd Infantry Division will soon deploy 240 neophyte soldiers to its infantry units in regions 6 and 7.

Capt. Eduardo Precioso, 3ID Public Affairs Office chief, said that the 240 soldiers yesterday completed the six-month Candidate Soldier Course cross trained with the Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course training, held at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.

The 3ID has two infantry battalions deployed in Negros Island, and beefed up by two Negros Island Geographical Battalions..