MERGE A firefighter working on the blaze in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod, that destroyed four houses and left an octogenarian dead.* (Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade photo)

2 brothers meted life
for P500 sale of shabu



Two Bacolod brothers were each sentenced yesterday to life imprisonmentfor the sale ofillegal drugs worth P500.

Executive Judge Raymond Joseph Javier, of Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52, found Jake and Andrew Esler Bobe guilty beyond reasonable doubt for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and also ordered them to pay fines of P500,000 each.

Jake Bobe was also sentenced to suffer the indeterminate penalty of 12 years and eight months as minimum to 17 years and 8 months imprisonment as maximum, and to pay a fine of P300,000.moremoremore

Fires hit 26 houses, one killed

Fires hit 26 houses, leavingan octogenarian dead and twoother persons injured in Bacolod City, yesterday, the 7th day of the Fire Prevention Month.

Edison Hojilla, 80, died, while his wife Evelyn, 73, who suffered difficulty of breathing, was brought to the hospital, city fire marshal Chief Insp. Publio Ploteña, of the Bacolod Bureau of Fire Protection said.

The house of the Hojilla was one of the four houses razed by fire behind the Jade Court 2 in Purok Hollow Blocks, Barangay Singcang-Airport in Bacolod, at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday.moremoremore


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The goose that is Boracay
Friend to all, foe to no one


Aboitiz eyes P148 billion upgrade
of Bacolod-Silay Airport, 3 others

MANILA - Aboitiz InfraCapital, the infrastructure business unit of the Aboitiz Group, yesterday submitted an unsolicited proposal to modernize four regional airports, including the Bacolod-Silay Airport, for P148 billion over a 35-year concession period, in its bid to support the government’s infrastructure program.

The company also aims to transform the Iloilo International Airport, Laguindingan Airport, and the new Bohol International Airport in Panglao, into world-class airports.

The Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, and Laguindingan Airport are already operating above capacity and require urgent rehabilitation. These regional airports have been experiencing tremendous growth in the last few years and struggled to follow the pace of development.