MERGE Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo (center) attended the Senate inquiry on the spate of killings in his province yesterday, with Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas (left), Central Visayas police regional director.*


Senators call for hitlist probe
At inquiry on NegOr killings
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Senators Ronald Dela Rosa and Risa Hontiveros called on the Philippine National Police yesterday to “seriously investigate” the alleged anti-insurgency group in Negros Oriental who are targeting innocent civilians accused of supporting the rebel movement.

Dela Rosa, chair of Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, yesterday led the hearing on the spate of killings in Negros that saw 21 people killed, 17 civilians and four policemen, in 10 days, from July 18 to July 28.

The Senate inquiry was attended by Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, Canlaon City Mayor Jose Cardenas, Guihulngan City Mayor Carlo Reyes, Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Central Visayas police regional director, officials of the Commission on Human Rights in Region 7, and some of victims’ families. moremoremore


P3.6M in shabu seized in Negros
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE & SHEILA G. GELERA

Confiscation of huge amounts of illegal drugs in Negros has continued with the latest netting at least P3.6 million worth of suspected shabu seized in a series of buy-busts operations in the island, yesterday.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Negros Oriental seized about 300 grams of suspected shabu, worth P2.04 million, from an alleged drug courier during a buy-bust operation at the housing site in Barangay Cadawinonan, Dumaguete City.

Deputy provincial team leader, agent Jan Keith Capili, identified the suspect as Jerick Calugcugan, who vehemently denied ownership of one big “bulto (pack)” of shabu and another pack recovered from his motorcycle. moremoremore

 

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Negrenses warned of banned goods
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The African Swine Fever Task Force in Negros Occidental continues to warn Negrenses about products, including canned goods, banned by the Food and Drug Administration from the market.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, chairman of the task force, said yesterday that they are continuing with the information campaign to ensure that the province is free from the disease.

“We want to alert the consumers that there are certain brands that are not to be sold in markets and stores,” he said.