MERGE Two companies of Army soldiers and three armored personnel carriers were dispatched Saturday to Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, following a spate of election-related violence that claimed the lives of three persons, including two town councilors.* (303IB photo)


PNP recommends relief
of MPadilla police force
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN & MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The call for the relief of the entire police force of Moises Padilla town by Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo whose two family members were killed in the ambush last week, has been granted by Col. Romeo Baleros, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

Baleros disclosed that he already made a request to the Regional Joint Security Coordinating Center through Chief Supt. John Bulalacao, regional police director of Western Visayas, to replace the entire members of the Moises Padilla Police Station.

This will erase doubts that the police is biased, or favoring candidates, Baleros said. moremoremore


Duterte named ‘drug leader’
killed, P2.7M in shabu seized
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

An alleged drug group leader mentioned to the police by President Rodrigo Duterte during a political rally in Bacolod City, yesterday died in a shootout with the police during a buy-bust operation at Estrella Subdivision in Brgy. 6, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

Lt. Col. Eduardo Corpuz, Victorias City police chief, yesterday identified the slain drug suspect as Leoner Jalandoon of Sitio Sibucao, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City.

Corpuz said the buy-bust operation, which was a joint effort of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit of Police Regional Office 6, Bacolod City Police Office and the Victorias City Police Station, led to the recovery of P2.7 million worth of suspected shabu, P27,000 in marked money, and assorted drug paraphernalia. moremoremore

 

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Sugar watchdog vs. liberalization
to be launched on Labor Day: exec
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

A sugar watchdog will be launched on Labor Day, May 1, to resist, oppose, and prevent the implementation of sugar import deregulation.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Association, said Sugar Watch Philippines will serve as watchdog and guardian of the sugar industry in the wake of the crisis in this sector.

Sugar Watch will be comprised of sugar workers, farmers, agrarian reform beneficiaries, labor unions, and other stakeholders.