MERGE The site where a police buy-bust operation turned into a shooting incident that claimed the life of Billy Jilomina in Purok Inday Uya, Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City, yesterday* (TV Patrol Negros photo)

Cop kills drug suspect,
P1.1M in shabu seized

A drug personality was killed after he allegedly fired his gun at Regional Drug Enforcement Unit-6 policemen conducting a buy bust operation in Purok Inday Uya, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, at about 10:40 a.m. yesterday.

Billy Jilomina, alias “Jojo”, of Barangay 28 in Bacolod died on the spot, a police report said.

About P1.1 million worth of suspected shabu was seized from Jilomina, the police said. moremoremore

Court orders arrest of former priest

Former Negrense priest-turned-rebel leader Luis Jalandoni was among the 37 communist rebels ordered by a Manila court to be arrested, in line with the Inopacan massacre in Leyte in the late 1980s.

It was Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina who issued the arrest warrant dated August 28 against Jalandoni, CPP leader Jose Maria Sison, and 35 others, who were charged with 15 counts of murder.

Jalandoni is the senior adviser of the National Democratic Front of the CPP-NPA. moremoremore


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A labor leader in Negros Occidental slammed the counter proposal of several business groups on the petition to increase the salary of workers in Western Visayas, claiming it was “too cheap”.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Association, hit the joint position paper of the business groups from Negros Occidental and Panay that was presented during the second public hearing yesterday at the Department of Labor and Employment office in Bacolod City.

The business groups are seeking to reclassify the employer’s bracket, based on the number of their employees.