MERGE The marijuana plantation seized by the police after staging two buy-bust operations that led to the arrest of two suspects in Brgy. Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental*

Marijuana plantation
seized in SBenedicto

The arrest of two alleged marijuana peddlers led to the seizure of more than P1 million worth of dried marijuana and the discovery of its plantation in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, a police official said yesterday.

Nabbed during a buy-bust operation Sunday in Purok Mangga, Brgy. Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto, was Jonas Alvios, 50, who was classified by the police as a High Value Target drug personality, Capt. Jeruld Muya, Salvador Benedicto police chief, said.

The arrest of Alvios yielded three sacks and a plastic bag containing dried marijuana leaves, he said. moremoremore

Fight not over, Yanson 4 say
LRY wants to sell VTI, sis claims

“We left our corporate offices but it does not mean that we have given up the fight to continue the legacy of our father,” Emily Yanson, corporate secretary of Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI), said yesterday.

“They claimed victory, but for what? They may have occupied some of our offices and terminals but command and management of the company still rests on us, majority board members and the real owners of VTI,” she said in a press statement.

Leo Rey “LRY” Yanson and his mother, Olivia, with the help of the police, regained control of the VTI headquarters in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, on Friday from his siblings Emily, Roy, Celina and Ricardo Jr., who took over the facility on July 7. moremoremore


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Sugar men to reclaim P2B SIDA fund

Leaders of the sugar industry are expected to come up with strategies to reclaim the P2 billion Sugar Industry Development Act fund, Frank Carbon, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer, said yesterday.

Industry leaders gathered this week for the 66th Annual National Convention of the Philippine Sugar Technologists Association at Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, that kicked off yesterday and will run until August 16.

Carbon said part of the agenda of the convention is to tackle the underutilization of SIDA fund.