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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, August 12, 2017
Negros Oriental
Button Ex-soldier, two others nabbed in drug-busts
Button DOT CV to train snorkeling guides
2 arrested in shooting of market exec
Respect NIR dissolution, says Remollo
Button Firefighting training held in Dumaguete

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.


The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas will conduct a week-long training this month for snorkeling guides in the world-renowned dive destination Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental, to boost its tourism industry.

Provincial tourism officer Myla Mae Abellana said yesterday that the first batch of 30 trainees will be among the 140 snorkeling guides who are all residents of Apo Island.

This is a pilot training, which the DOT-7 will conduct from Aug. 22-28, Abellana said.

2 arrested in
shooting of market exec

Police have arrested two suspects in the attempted killing of a female market supervisor of the Mercado de Bais market complex in Bais City, Negros Oriental, Wednesday evening.

A police report yesterday identified the suspects as Janjan Reposo, 32, the suspected gunman; and Vincent Grampon, 18, the motorcycle driver. Both are residents of Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

The two were arrested Thursday evening after they separately turned themselves in to the police, Chief Insp. Ronilo Macasilhig, the Bais City police chief, said.

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