WINNER. Negrense photographer Bob Lacson's entry for the category “Nature” topped other entries from the Philippines and was chosen to represent the country in the World Photographic Cup 2018*
Silay couple nabbed
with P18M in ‘shabu'
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
An estimated P18 million worth of suspected shabu was recovered yesterday by the police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives from an alleged drug pusher from Silay, Negros Occidental, during a buy-bust operation on Sunday in Dumangas town, Iloilo.
Arrested were Jose Alberto Pinaga, 32, and his live-in partner, Maebelle Belmonte, 30, both residents of Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City.
Supt. Gilbert Gorero, Public Information Officer of the Police Regional Office 6, yesterday said that Pinaga and Belmonte, on board a rented vehicle, with their minor child, were about to board a vessel bound for Negros Occidental, when the buy-bust operation was conducted.
2 injured in buy-bust shooting
BY SHIELA GELERA
Two persons were wounded in a firefight with the police during a buy-bust operation, that yielded 12 sachets of suspected shabu and marijuana at Zone 5, AbadaEscay, in Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
Francis Bravo, alias “Aprang”, 28, of Barangay Estefania in Bacolod, and Jimmy Deker, 31, of Barangay Vista Alegre, sustained gunshot wounds on their shoulders and were brought to the Corazon LocsinMontelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, a police report said yesterday.
Official: PEZA economic zones
compliant with OSH standards
The head of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority has assured that all economic zones registered under PEZA are compliant with occupancy safety and health standards.
PEZA director general Charito Plaza, in an interview yesterday, said that ensuring safety in the workplace is a constitutional right of the workers, that is why they have been strict in inspecting with the compliance of eco-zones with OSH.
Plaza yesterday spoke to representatives of Business Process Outsourcing locators in Bacolod about OSH Standards for BPOs and PEZA zones at the Negosyo Center at the Negros Occidental Barangay Center..