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‘Be more vigilant’

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is urging the Philippine National Police to strengthen its campaign against riding-in-tandem motorcycle riders in Bacolod City following the killing of Barangay Captain Nelson Ligaya Jr. of Brgy. 16 in the city Saturday.

Leonardia said they should be more vigilant and should strictly implement rules and regulations on the matter and give it focus to prevent similar incidents from happening.

“Maybe we should have more checkpoints and spot inspections. People who have been receiving threats for whatever reason, should avoid going to public places where a possible riding-in-tandem modus operandi can be implemented,” he said. moremoremore

Police activates special task force

Senior Supt. Remus Zacarias Canieso, deputy police regional director for operations, will supervise the Special Investigation Task Group Ligaya that has been activated to fast-track the probe on the killing of Barangay 16 captain Nelson Ligaya Jr. of Bacolod City.

Ligaya, 48, was gunned down by motorcycle-riding suspects in Purok Paloma, Barangay 16, Bacolod, at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

He succumbed to six gunshot wounds on his body, Chief Insp. Sherlock Gabana, Bacolod City Police Office public information officer, said yesterday. moremoremore


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NFA distributing 79,000 bags
of imported rice in Neg. Occ.

The National Food Authority has unloaded 79,000 bags of imported NFA rice for Negros Occidental as of yesterday, and are now being distributed to various retail stores in the province, Provincial Manager Frisco Canoy said.

He told the DAILY STAR that of the 100,000 bags allocation for the province, only 21,000 remain to be unloaded from the MV Inlaco Express docked at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City and they expect to finish within this week if the weather permits.

After months of waiting for the allocation of the province, the marine vessel carrying the imported NFA rice docked in Bacolod City on Nov. 23. There will be enough supply for Neg. Occ. this holiday season and with the stabilization of commercial rice prices, that will last up to 45 days, Canoy said.