MERGE DANGEROUS RIDES. Students of the Lopez Jaena National High School in Murcia, Negros Occidental,are again riding on the roof of buses to get home.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


P1.4M in shabu seized
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

About P1.4 million worth of suspected shabu was seized from two residents of Marawi City, during a buy-bust operation in Purok Ube, Barangay 4 in Bacolod City, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

Operatives of Police Station 2 arrested Faisalin Ibra, 21, a native of Barangay Raya in Marawi City, after he sold a medium sachet of suspected shabu to the “buyer”, in exchange for P2,000 in marked money, the police said.

Ibra’s companion Norhan Caunda, 42, of Brgy Lilod also of Marawi, was also nabbed, a report submitted to Chief Insp. Sherlock Gabana, Bacolod City Police Office public information officer, said. moremoremore


Ship facility a go, relocation to start
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The construction of a $300 million ship recycling and re-use facility in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental, is pushing through, in fact relocation of residents at the site of the planned facility will begin next week, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

Tsuneishi Heavy Industries that is building the Hinoba-an facility is the same firm that has rented 4,000 square meters of officespace at the provincial government-owned Negros First Cyber Centre in Bacolod City, and is proposing to lease the Capitol’s 24-hectare property in Talisay City, he said.

The Japanese firm will also lease the about 180-hectare site of the ship recycling and re-use facility in Hinoba-an from the provincial government, the governor said. The property was expropriated by the provincial government from the defunct Insular Lumber Co., he said. moremoremore

 

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IN NEG. OCC.
Rains, imported feeds
increase meat prices

BY MARK L. GARCIA

The average meat prices in Negros Occidental increased this week, and Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday that this is due to heavy rains and the increase in the prices of feed ingredients.

Based on the prevailing market price of livestock and poultry this week, prices of all kinds of meat in all the public markets in Negros Occidental, except for native chicken, have increased by an average of P0.91 to P0.04 per kilo.

Records show that the average price of carabeef increased by P0.91, from P245.05 to P245.96 per kilo, beef by P0.57, from P251.88 to P252.45, pork by P0.04, from P225.48 to P225.52, chevon or goat meat by P0.64, from P299.32 to P299.96, and broiler chicken meat by P0.55, from P162.49 to P163.04.