MERGE The bodies of the slain police officers were retrieved from the scene of incident at about 7:30 last night.*


Ambush: 4 cops killed
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Four troopers of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 7 died yesterday in an ambush perpetrated by suspected New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Ilaya Yamot, Brgy. Mabato, Ayungon, Negros Oriental.

The four RMFB 7 troopers succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds and died on the spot, Col. Raul Tacaca, Negros Oriental provincial police director, said last night.

Tacaca said the four victims, riding on Baja and XRM motorcycles were approaching the house of a certain alias Oto Anadon when they were engaged by a group of suspected NPA rebels. moremoremore


Police seize P5M in shabu
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Another big drughaul in Bacolod City.

Police Station 3 operatives seized more than P5 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation at DC 1 in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City, at about 3:45 a.m. yesterday.

This happened only about 12 hours after members of the Bacolod City Drug Enforcement Unit confiscated P1.2 million worth of suspected shabu from Regina Oro, 43, and son Sam Aguirre, 23, in Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Banago in Bacolod, Thursday. moremoremore

 

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Noceco hikes power rates
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Electric consumers in southern Negros can expect a higher adjustment on their electric bill this July as the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative has increased its power rates.

Jonas Discaya, general manager of Noceco, said the new residential rate for this month was P12.2510 per kilowatt hour (kWh), which is P.09602, or 7 percent higher compared to last month’s rate at P11.2908 per kWh.

The higher electricity rates this July are due to the P0.7205 per kWh increase in the generation charge, from P6.4070 to P7.1275 per kWh, he said.