MERGE A portion of the Bacolod Historical Mural at Burgos Street* (Mark Chavez photo)

16 drug peddlers meted life

Sixteen arrested drug peddlers, including four women, were meted life imprisonment each, for selling illegal drugs in Bacolod City.

Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier, in separate court decisions, ruled that the 16 accused-defendants, identified as Gina Villarin, Jocelyn Sevillano, Rovie Mae Arnaiz, Daisy Rojo, Nelson Cioco, Raymund Santiago, Christopher Lo, Leonardo Medel, Ricky Berbor, Lester Sambrano, Ricky Tambuson, King Bautista, Rodrigo Belonio, Daniel Edca, Roberto Menosa, and Joseph Locsin were found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of Section 5, Article 2, or selling of illegal drugs, under Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

They were also ordered by Javier to pay fines of P500,000 each. moremoremore

Guv orders speedy probe
on murder of gov’t doctor

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo yesterday ordered the creation of a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) to probe the killing of a government doctor, who was shot in broad daylight in Guihulngan City Tuesday.

Degamo issued Executive Order No. 20-2018 yesterday, directing acting provincial police director, Senior Supt. Raul Tacaca, to create Task Force “Avelex” to investigate the death of Dr. Avelex Amor, “speed up the resolution of the case, and bring the perpetrators to the bars of justice”.

Amor, chief of the Canlaon District Hospital in Canlaon City in northern Negros Oriental, was gunned down along the national highway in Barangay Basak, Guihulngan City, while he was en route to Dumaguete City. moremoremore


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PVO trains 252 Negros paravets

The Provincial Veterinary Office trained para-veterinarians from all districts of Negros Occidental in animal health management for about two months at the Livestock Breeding Center and Dairy Farm in La Granja, La Carlota City.

The PVO trained 252 paraveterinarians from six districts of the province, divided into 10 batches, from Sept. 12 to Nov. 16, and focused on Level II competency training that included topics pertaining to animal health management, Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said.

Decena said that the training involved discussion and understanding of Republic Act 8485, or the “Animal Welfare Act of 1998”, as amended by RA 10631 and RA 9482, or the “Anti-Rabies Act of 2007”.