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Bacolod City

Mayor Monico Calls for ASEAN Integration to ‘Ease Conflict’

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Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella extended his advocacy for the integration among Southeast Asian countries as he welcomed the delegates of the


Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella delivers his message during the Tabletop Exercises of APEC Site at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel last April 24, 2015.* (CMO-PIO photo)

43rd ASEAN Financial Services Liberalization Working Committee yesterday at Sugarland Hotel.

According to Puentevella, his push for immediate ASEAN integration is one way to “ease conflicts” among other nations, while particularly mentioning the current issue between Indonesia and 30-year old Mary Jane Veloso who was recently sentenced to death for drug trafficking in the country.

“It’s a very small world; we need to be brothers and sisters,” Puentevella added.

Puentevella also took the opportunity to talk to the Indonesian envoy about the issue after the meeting, and hopes that the country’s lament can reach President Joko Widodo to spare the life of Veloso.

134 Scholars Sign MOA with Gov. Marañon

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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. signed the scholarship agreement between the provincial government and scholarship grantees, in a ceremony held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City, last week.


Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, NOSP Head Karen Dinsay, together with the scholarship grantees and NOSP Coordinators at the Signing Ceremony of Scholarship Agreement.* (Capitol photo)

Drunken Man Nabbed with Handgun

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A man who became unruly after drinking too much liquor was arrested by responding Police Station 7 personnel in Grandville 1 Subdivision, Barangay Mansilingan at 4:45 pm, Sunday.

Police Senior Inspector Jovil Sedel arrested Harold Doblar, 39, married, of Block 28, Lot 38, Grandville 1 Subdivision, Barangay Mansilingan.

Sedel said they responded to the complaint of residents that Doblar fired his handgun in the area.

Confiscated from Doblar was one Colt .45 caliber firearm with Serial Number 179556 loaded with one magazine.

Cops Collar 2 Persons with Bricks of Marijuana Leaves

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Patrolling operatives of Police Station 4 arrested two persons by chance after bricks of marijuana leaves fell from them after seeing police operatives in Barangay 22, Bacolod City Wednesday night.

Police Senior Inspector Benedicto Villarias, Police Station 4 chief identified them as Isagani Solido, 22 of Barangay 27, and Nolan Jimena, 19, of San Antonio Abad, Barangay 40.

Two bricks of dried marijuana leaves were recovered from them, a fan knife and homemade shotgun locally known as “sulpak”.

The items were bought by the suspects at Barangay 22.

5 Men Fall for Drugs; Face Raps

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Five men in Bacolod City were arrested in three different drug raids led by the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG) and seized several suspected shabu early this week.

PSInsp. Stephen Boniba, CAIDSOTG chief under the supervision of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) head PSSupt. Melchor Coronel arrested Migue Tarog, Ringo Ragomeo, Noel Mahusay, Martin Montecillo and Kemuel Soriba in three different operations.