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Vice Mayor’s Kin Nabbed in Drug Bust

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A person who claimed to be a close relative of Sagay City Mayor Narciso Javelosa, Jr., was arrested by police in a raid at Purok 9, Barangay 1 Poblacion in the city about 4:30 pm yesterday.

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Jojo Javelosa, 40, was arrested by Sagay PNP men led by Supt. Edel Jose Manzano.

Manzano said they were armed with search warrant issued by Judge Reginald Puentebella of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Sagay City.

Before the raid, police operatives conducted a test buy which turned positive after he handed a small sachet of suspected shabu to poseur-buyer.

Manzano said it proves that Javelosa is engaged in selling the prohibited drugs.

But Javelosa denied the accusation and claimed he was surprised with the recovered items from him.

Recovered were a sachet of suspected shabu; several ammunitions of .9mm and .45 caliber firearms; cash amount P5, 000.

Javelosa said the ammunitions were collections when they go firing with Vice Mayor.

He added that he got P5, 000 cash from the city hall. He, however, failed to give more details about the money if it was his salary.

‘We’re Ready!’ – Puentevella

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Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella declared during the press conference held at the People’s House yesterday, “Bacolod City is Ready! We are prepared to attend to the needs of the APEC delegates during their meeting which will be held in Bacolod City on April 29 to 30, 2015.”


Ambassador Marciano Paynor, Jr., director general of the APEC 2015 Organizing Council (standing) giving an orientation on the mechanics of the conference. The affair was held at the L’Fisher Hotel last Monday.* (W.H.O.S photo)


One of the ongoing projects of the City Engineer’s Office along Barangay Villamonte in this city.* (CMO-PIO photo)

PAPI Taps Magazine Publisher to Form Negros Chapter

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Jonathan “Jun” Gaton, publisher of Pasiplat Magazine, was authorized by the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. officers as PAPI’s organizing incharge in Negros Occidental and Oriental.

Atty. Pondevilla Now Full-fledged NONECO GM

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The National Elec-trification Administration (NEA) has just confirmed Atty. Danny L. Pondevilla as regular General Manager of the Manapla-based Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NONECO).

Pondevilla has been NONECO’s OIC-GM for a few years.

He and the current Board of Directors are responsible for turning around the financial health of the electric cooperative.

‘BIR Killing Sugar Industry’

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

Sugar industry stakeholders slammed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for “killing the sugar industry” after its continued holding of the authority to release sugar despite the payment of the questioned one percent tax on gross product imposed by the revenue agency.

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