MERGE CATCH. Bayawan, Negros Oriental, fishermen set two bamboo poles wide apart with nets submerged and when the water from the sea rushes in they pull them up to scoop in the fish* (Nic Ledesma photo)

Special task force set
to probe lawyer’s slay

A special investigation task group (SITG) Atotubo has been formed for the speedy resolution of the killing of lawyer Rafael Atotubo, who was gunned down in broad daylight in front of his house in Barangay 20, Bacolod City, Thursday.

The SITG Atotubo, that was activated Thursday night, is supervised by Police Regional Office-6 deputy regional director for operations, Senior Supt. Jesus Cambay Jr.

Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, Bacolod City Police Office acting director, is the SITG commander. moremoremore

Son kills ma, hacks
live-in partner, too

A 36-year-old mother was hacked to death by her son, while her live-in partner also sustained hack wounds in Brgy. Asia, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental, Thursday night, the police said yesterday.

Erlinda Dahil-dahil, 36, succumbed to multiple hack wounds while her live-in partner, Arjie Sanchez, 35, was injured.

The suspect was identified by the Hinobaan police as Argie Dahil-dahil, 25, and the son of Erlinda.

Hinobaan police investigation showed that the suspect was angry because Erlinda left them and his father, in favor of Sanchez. moremoremore


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NFA taps NBI vs. illegal rice trade

MANILA – With more government rice now in the market, National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino yesterday warned traders against engaging in illegal rice trade and manipulating the market price of rice.

Aquino said the NFA is intensifying its fight against rice traders, who are illegally rebagging and diverting NFA rice.

He said he has appointed NFA National Capital Region director Carlito Co as NFA focal person to coordinate with the National Bureau of Investigation on the conduct of warehouse inspection nationwide to catch traders, who may be hoarding rice or diverting NFA rice for a greater profit.