crowd The rice terraces in Brgy. Canlusong, EB Magalona. * ( GPB photo )

Hooded thief strikes,
alarms resto owners

Owners of restaurants in the northern side of Bacolod are alarmed by the numerous thefts committed by a hooded man,and hopethe authorities catch the culprit soon.

 Senior Supt.  Jack Wanky , Bacolod police acting director, said last night that he would look into the matter.

Owners of several restaurants in that area, who were recent victims of theft, met yesterday to compare notes and said their CCTV footages show that they were hit by the same person wearing a hood, who appears to be in his teens.

They said the thief usually enters their establishments by boring a small hole in the roof when no one is around. moremoremore

Hinigaran mayor
wants cop chief out

Hinigaran Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo wants his town's police chief, Senior Insp. Lawrence Gerald Bathan, replaced for allegedly “not coordinating and respecting” him.

At a press conference in Bacolod City yesterday, Arceo said he sent a letter of request to Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr., acting director of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, to relieve Bathan and replace him with a new police chief of his choice.

In his letter to Castil, Arceo said, “Recent unfolding events in the anti-drug and criminality campaign in my jurisdiction, the Municipality of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, show that a stumbling block remains as the Officer-In-Charge of the Hinigaran Philippine National Police is not cooperating with my office in the enforcement of the Municipal Anti-Illegal Drugs and Criminality Campaign.” moremoremore


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Ex-soldier, two others
nabbed in drug-busts

A former member of the Philippine Army is now locked up in jail, after he was arrested Wednesday during a buy-bust operation in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, while about 100,000 worth of shabu and a gun were recovered by the police from a suspected drug peddler in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Nelben Calanza, a former member of the 11th Infantry Battalion, was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Panubigan, San Carlos City, that also yielded a sachet of suspected shabu, P300 in marked money, P210 in cash, a cellular phone, and a Honda Wave motorcycle.

As a former Army soldier who went AWOL (Absent With Out Leave) in 2004, Calanza has been listed as number seven in the target list of drug personalities of the Canlaon City Police Station.