Local News


The son of detained drug lord in the early 1980’s was arrested in a raid 9:00 p.m. Friday at his residence in 24th Calamba Street in Barangay 1 in Bacolod City.

Gerard Cuadra, 38, married was arrested by joint elements of Negros Island Region (NIR) Regional Special Operation Task Group led by Superintendent Maharlika Villasis; Bacolod City Police Office City Anti- Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSOTG) and assisted by Police Station 2 under Police Senior Inspector Edison Garcia and Negros Occidental Public Safety Company led by Inspector Jose Gargar.

Gov. Marañon Gives Cash to Scholars

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. led in the distribution of cash assistance worth a total of P125,000 to 50 provincial aid grantees of Southland College in Kabankalan City, yesterday.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (1st from left, front row) together with Mayor Isidro Zayco of Kabankalan City (3rd from left) and Anette Villaluz (2nd from left) Vice President for Operations and Community Services of Southland College, among others, at the distribution of cash assistance to scholars, yesterday.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

Woman Nabbed in Isabela Buy Bust

Police authorities in Negros Occidental are intensifying their anti-drug operations with arrest of suspected drug pushers and suppliers since Monday.

Twelve suspects were arrested in a buy bust operation Monday evening in Hinigaran town where P660,000 worth of shabu were confiscated.

On Tuesday morning, Bago City PNP conducted buy bust operation against a supplier from La Carlota and confiscated P20,000 worth of shabu.

Governor Marañon Turns Over Tanods’ 550K Insurance Claims

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. turned over a total of P550,000 to beneficiaries of the Barangay Insurance Program for Barangay Tanods, officials and employees, at the Capitol, yesterday (May 24).

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (left) turns over a check worth P50,000 to the family of Tanod Romeo Tiapes of Brgy. Banga, Municipality of Candoni, yesterday.*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

‘Anomalous Unaccounted Votes’ Spark Bacolod Poll Protest

Speaking in behalf of Mayor Monico Puentevella and Vice Mayoralty bet Vladimir Gonzalez, Atty. Joseph Ray Gumabon said yesterday that the strange and suspicious turnout of unaccounted votes is a primary reason why both candidates filed for an electoral protest last Friday.

BACOLOD CITY Mayor Monico Puentevella, Congressional candidate Jude Thaddeus Sayson, Vice Mayoralty bet Vladimir Gonzalez together with Atty. Joseph Ray Gumabon face the media as they explain the reasons behind the filing of an electoral protest, in a press conference yesterday at the Negros Press Club.*