MERGE Imelda Sultan and Ma. Lindy Perocho (l-r) at their inquest hearing at the Escalante City Prosecutor’s Office.* (Aninaw photo)


Manhunt on for cop
in broadcaster’s slay
Police nab 2 suspects
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN & JUANCHO GALLARDE

Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office director, P/Colonel Julian Entoma, yesterday ordered a manhunt for Corporal Roger Rubio, who was positively identified as the gunman in the ambush-slay of broadcaster Dindo Generoso Thursday morning in Dumaguete City.

Rubio is a member of the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company based in Camp Leon Kilat in Tanjay City but detailed in Guihulngan City, in Negros Oriental.

Entoma has also given Rubio until today to voluntarily surrender to his unit and for any police officer to shed light on Generoso’s death. moremoremore


Non-bailable cases filed
vs. 2 Escalante activists
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Escalante City prosecutor has filed charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives against two members of the National Federation of Sugar Workers before the San Carlos City Regional Trial Court in Negros Occidental, Capt. Cenon Pancito, Army 3ID public affairs officer, said yesterday.

The charges were filed against Ma. Lindy Balaobao Perocho, 53, and Imelda Pasinabo Sultan, 50, who were arrested by Army and police operatives in Escalante City on November 1.

They are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 or illegal possession of firearms, and Republic Act 9516, or illegal possession of explosives that is non-bailable, Pancito said. moremoremore

 

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DA bats for purchase of local rice
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is pushing the public to buy rice from local farmers, its regional director, Remelyn Recoter, said yesterday.

This week, the DA Region 6 celebrated the National Rice Awareness Month, with the theme, “Buy Local. Eat Local. Support Our Rice Farmers”.

Recoter said the celebration coincided with the present situation of the local rice industry after the passage of the Rice Tariffication Law.