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12-kilo Monitor Lizard Turned Over to Center

A 12-kilo Monitor Lizard, known in the dialect as “Bayawak” or “Halo,” was turned over Saturday afternoon to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-CENRO) Bago City Wildlife Rescue Center in Bantayan Park, Brgy. Poblacion, Bago. The turn-over was conducted by Jimmy Angelo F. Balista, Farm Manager of Charoen Porkphand Foods Philippines (CPF) Farm, Brgy. Crossing, Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, in coordination with the Local Government of Pulupandan.

The Monitor Lizard, “Bayawak” or “Halo”

Woman Raped by Neighbor; Suspect Nabbed

A 22-year-old woman was raped by his neighbour at her house in Purok Caimito in Barangay Zone 4, Pulupandan town, Negros Occ. around 11:00 p.m. Monday.

Pulupandan police identified the victim as a certain “Rose” (not her real name).

Police identified the suspect as Melster Arnido Robete, 37, married.

The suspect reportedly entered the house of the victim who was alone that time.

‘Berya Drug Group Leader to Surface’

The leader of the alleged Berya Drug Group is planning to surface and execute an affidavit, her former paymaster said.

In an interview by Bombo Radyo-Bacolod Wednesday, bagman Ricky Serenio said her former boss Berya Tolentino “is getting tired of being named amid the ongoing campaign against illegal drugs.”

Serenio pointed out that Berya Tolentino is not a big druglord in Negros Occidental, but rather the group’s main supplier only identified as “Camaria.”

Two Die in Road Mishap

Two persons were killed when bumped a by cargo truck in Silay City yesterday noon and by a Ceres Bus in Pulupandan, Monday.

In Silay City, police identified the victim as Orlandino Badian, 78, of Sitio Dacutan Dacu, Barangay 3 of the city. He sustained head and body injuries and died upon arrival at the nearest hospital.

Investigation disclosed that he was sideswept by a cargo truck while along the gutter in the place and failed to get up.

3 Drug Suspects Nabbed in Pulupandan Buy Bust

Three drug personalities were arrested in a buy bust operation around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Purok Mahogany, Barangay Crossing Pulupandan, Pulupandan town, Negros Occidental.

Pulupandan PNP operatives identified the suspects as Sidney Geraldes, 30, single and Stephen Magno, 33, all residents of the place; and Sammy Española, 46, of Barangay Zone 4-A in the town.

Three small sachets of shabu were confiscated from them in exchange for marked money.

Police also recovered P846 cash believed proceeds of selling the prohibited drugs.