MERGE Jojaju was named over-all champion of the BacoLaodiat Festival 2019 Lantern Street Dance Competition, yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Raps filed vs. 5 cops,
6 others for ambush
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed murder and frustrated murder charges against 11 persons, including five police officers and a lawyer, in connection with the ambush of a female lawyer and her companion December 21 last year, in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Complainant Erfe del Castillo survived despite her injuries, her fiancé, Efren Palmares Jr., a former policeman, did not survive.

Recommended for prosecution by the NBI before the Talisay City Prosecutor’s Office were Catherine Berioso-Cabuga, alias Kate Brios, Shirley Berioso, Caselyn Berioso-Ortiz, lawyer Jose Max Ortiz, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, former Bacolod City Police Officer officer-in-charge, Supt. Richie Yatar, Senior Inspector Adrian Albaytar, SPO2 Joshua Barile, PO3 Ronald Ortiz, a journalist, John and Jane Does. moremoremore


Some WV mayors still on drug list
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

There are mayors in Western Visayas who are in the drug watch list of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Secretary Eduardo Año disclosed yesterday.

While he withheld their names, Año, who used to be the Armed Forces chief of staff, said that they are now in the process of building up cases against them.

He added that the concerned local chief executives are already aware that they are on the list. moremoremore

 

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PVO to strengthen cattle
industry of Negros Occ.
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The Provincial Veterinary Office aims to strengthen the cattle industry of Negros Occidental through adopting genetically superior breeding, artificial insemination, and embryo transfer technologies this year.

Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said that the office, in partnership with the United Cattle Raisers in Negros (UCRAIN) aims to strengthen the local cattle industry for various commodities, like beef and dairy, to diversify potential source of income and livelihood for Negrense farmers.

This initiative will be achieved through herd build-up using genetically superior breeding stocks and adoption of technologies, like artificial insemination and embryo transfer, he said, adding that, with the help of the new technologies acquired by the provincial government, sustainability will be ensured.