MERGE FALLING. Leaves fall as the summer heat hits the Capitol area in Bacolod City* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Slain druglord’s cousin
killed in buy-bust drive

A drug suspect, considered by the police as a High Value Target, was killed in a buy-bust operation at Purok Tumpok, Brgy. Zone 15, Talisay City in Negros Occidental, at 7 last night.

Killed was Rusty Poja Constantino, 27.

Police Col. Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental provincial police director, said that Constantino, who realized that he was dealing with policemen, opened fire first at authorities, using a .38 caliber revolver.

This prompted the police to return fire, that caused his death, Baleros, who visited the area last night, said. moremoremore

Roces: It all began at LCC

Actress Susan Roces yesterday said it was at La Consolacion College Bacolod where the seed of her acting career was planted and where her deep faith in God that she now imparts in her hit teleserye, Ang Probinsyano, grew.

Roces was born Jesusa Purificacion Sonora in Bacolod City on July 28, 1941 to Dr. Jesus Tonggoy Sonora and Purificacion Levy.

On Saturday, LCC Bacolod gave her a Centennial Legacy Award for Excellence in Culture and the Arts. moremoremore


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No fare hike for fastcrafts

The sea transport sector will not implement a fare increase despite the hike in fuel prices in the past weeks.

Frank Carbon, Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer and Weesam Express operator, said, “We are not contemplating a fare increase yet. Summer is a high-volume travel month.”

He said they are encouraging travel by not increasing the fare. They also hope that the increase in volume will buoy them up, he added.