RALLY A RARE ONE. A Eurasian Oystercatcher photographed by Andrew Reintar in Ilog town is one ofthree rarer species of migratory birds spotted within the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area this month.*


P6.8 M in shabu seized
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Policemen and operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized an estimated P6.8 million worth of suspected shabu from a “habal-habal” driver during a buy-bust operation Tuesday night in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Supt. D'Artagnan Katalbas, San Carlos City police chief, yesterday said the arrest of Christian Unabia, 29, yielded 593.5 grams of suspected shabu, with a market of P6.8 million, P24,960 in cash and P30,000 in marked money.

Katalbas said the buy-bust operation took place at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the residence of Unabia, alias Beboy, in Sitio Juan-ong, Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos Citymoremoremore

‘Negros drug
source tag unfair'
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said it is unfair to call Negros Occidental a source of shabu as supply could be coming from neighboring provinces.

Lacson was reacting to claims that authorities in Iloilo have alleged that Negros is the source of the shabu in their area.

“I don't know where that information came from but you also hear that Cebu is the source of Negros Occidental for shabu. I think before they come up with statements like that, they should check the facts,” he said. .moremoremore

 

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Bacolod Permits Division confident of surpassing 2017 biz registration

The head of the Permits and License Division in Bacolod City is optimistic that it can surpass the total number of business registration for the whole of 2017.

Stela Rose Rayos said yesterday that for the whole of 2017, the total business registration was about 22,004.

As of January, it has reached more than 14,114 already, which is a positive indication that they may reach the total number of last year or even surpass it, she said...