MERGE FIREFIGHTING BOOST. Pulupandan town and La Carlota, Escalante, Talisay, San Carlos and Bacolod cities received these brand new firetrucks parked in front of the Negros Occidental Capitol in Bacolod City, yesterday.*


‘Stop illegal drugs trade,
your lives are in danger’

BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Mayor Evelio Leonardia asked all those still engaged in the illegal drugs trade to leave the business because their livesare in danger, following the recent drug-related shooting incidents in Bacolod City.

“All that have happened were related to the drug war...and in a drug war, the situation is complex,” Leonardia said yesterday.

He said if one looks at the records of the drug war, even in other places, those who executed the killings seem to be professionals, so they are difficult to arrest and they really know when to strike,so the police cannot respond immediately. moremoremore


Jealous husband kills wife
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A 33-year-old farmer is now in jail, after killing his wife in Sitio Kinabong 3, Brgy. Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto, Saturday in an incident triggered by jealousy, police said yesterday.

Maj. Robert Dejucos, Murcia police chief, said that the suspect whom he identified as Renjie Hebong surrendered immediately to the Salvador Benedicto Police Station, and was turned over to them, since the crime scene is within the territorial jurisdiction of Murcia.

Dejucos said Hebong confessed to have killed his 30-year-old wife whose identity is being withheld, by hacking her with a cane cutter, out of anger, when he was told that he is not the father of their youngest child. moremoremore

 

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NegOcc to scale up cacao prod’n
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental plans to scale up its production of criollo, a rare and expensive variety of cacao, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday.

This is because the province is targeting to produce a chocolate that is truly Negrense, Masculino said.

He said criollo, a premium type of cacao, originated from Mexico, and was brought to the country during the Spanish period. The cacao thrived in the province, while only a few are left in Mexico.