Eugene Y. Adiong

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BACOLOD CITY: About P2 million worth of shabu was confiscated from John Jeryl Gemora, 22; John Mark Malde, 21; and a 15-year-old boy during a buy-bust by the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) at Barangayat Villamonte here recently. Recovered from Gemora was 200 grams of shabu while two smaller sachets…

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BACOLOD CITY: “Huwag kayong matakot. Ayaw ko sa pulis na duwag. Dapat ang pulis, ready to fight anytime.” This was the reminder of the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, to 821 trainees of the Regional Training Center of Region 6 and Negros Island…

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BACOLOD CITY: There is no reason yet to be alarmed over the rising mortality rate of dengue in the Negros Island Region (NIR), according to the Department of Health (DoH) in the region. Dr. Emilia Monicimpo, DoH director for NIR, said their records showed that the number of dengue cases…

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BACOLOD CITY: The family of slain sugar planter Norberto Lumayno does not believe that New People’s Army (NPA) rebels killed their relative. Raul Baterna, brother-in-law of Lumayno, over the weekend told Bombo Radyo Bacolod that it was a “diversionary tactic” of those responsible to leave foodstuff, backpacks and an NPA…

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BACOLOD CITY: A sugarcane grower and his driver were ambushed by 15 armed men wearing camouflage clothes on Thursday morning in Calatrava town, Negros Occidental. The victims were identified as Norberto Lumayno, 67, and his driver Danilo Braga, 45, both of Calatrava. Initial investigation showed that the victims were traveling…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas is set to review the wages of kasambahay (domestic workers) in the region in the wake of a proposed salary increase. Winnie Sancho, a labor sector representative to RTWPB, on Thursday said the body has proposed the…

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BACOLOD CITY: Leaders of the local information technology sector expressed confidence that Bacolod City can shift to knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) following in the experience of Cebu City. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (Bnefit) on Wednesday said the city can handle high-value outsourced services involving…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine National Police across the Negros Island Region (NIR) has been placed on full alert status on the heels of the Sunday raid by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Maasin municipal police station in Iloilo. Chief Supt. Edmond Gonzales, Police Regional Office-18 director, issued the…

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BACOLOD CITY: The Bacolod City Police Office will conduct a selective profiling of the 14 Maranaos confirmed to be staying with their relatives in the city, acting BCPO director and Senior Supt. Jack Wanky said over the weekend. “We will not do profiling of all members. What we will do…

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BACOLOD CITY: Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Negros Island Region and Cadiz City Police Station operatives recaptured, in a remote village, an escapee from Metro Bacolod District Jail-Special Intensive Care Area after 10 days in hiding. Noli Diga, facing drug charges, escaped with five other inmates from the MBDJ-SICA by…

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