MERGE Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, regional police director of Western Visayas, presented the financial assistance to Julie Ann Broce, wife of the slain SPO2 Antonio Broce Jr., as well as the PNP Heroism Medal, in recognition of the bravery of her husband, in the presence of Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil and staff officers of the Police Regional Office 6.*


Bravery honored
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BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The slain SPO2 Antonio Broce Jr. was conferred the PNP Medal of Heroism by the Police Regional Office 6, in recognition of the bravery he displayed, while responding to a shooting incident on Sunday in Brgy. 21, Victorias City, Negros Occidental, although he was on off-duty.

The Medal of Heroism was received yesterday by his wife, Julie Ann Broce, from Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, regional police director of Western Visayas, who personally went to Victorias City, to extend his sympathy to the family and relatives of the victim.

Bulalacao also gave financial assistance to the family of Broce, who was also among the security escorts of Rep. Alfredo Benitez. moremoremore


Guv: Albee withdrawal Negros’ loss
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The top two officials of Negros Occidental yesterday expressed sadness over the decision of Rep. Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez not to run for senator in 2019.

“I don’t need a position to help others,” Benitez, who is on his last term as congressman of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental, said when asked why he decided not to go for a Senate seat.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., who was batting for Benitez, said, “Negros Occidental has lost the opportunity to have a senator of its own.” moremoremore

 

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‘Harvest season will
pull down rice prices’
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist projected that commercial rice prices will go down in time with the harvest season at the end of September or October this year.

Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday that, as the commercial rice prices continue to increase, the trend will possibly change if the harvest season will start end of September or first week of October.

The latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority website showed that, as of August 30, the national average retail price of well-milled rice is at P46.35 per kilo, while regular-milled rice is P42.85/kilo, which are 9.89 percent and 12.76 percent higher than those of the same period last year.