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Sagay City

Taxi Driver, 5 Others Nabbed in Drug Busts

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An estimated P300,000 worth of shabu was confiscated from a taxi driver collared by Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group operatives inside SM City Bacolod mall at about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Superintendent Leonardo Angcon, head of the Regional AIDSTOG arrested Paterno Losabia, 32, of Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod.

Four of Losabia’s companions escaped when police operatives were after them in the mall.

GARDEN SHOW: Members of the Negros Occidental Garden Club called on Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella recently to discuss the club's garden show which will be staged during the MassKara Festival. (l-r) Monico Puentevella, Jean Visitacion, Marietta Laguardia, Ilde Guerrero, Shirley Ledesma, Ana Lim, LiLy Go, Carissa Maalat, Lourdes Mercado, Mariquit Arreglo.*

Angcon said they were reinforced by elements of the Bacolod City Police Office City Anti Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSTOG) in cornering the suspect.

Angcon said the poseur-buyer negotiated with the suspect in the morning and the deal was materialized only at past 4 p.m. yesterday.

Recovered from Losabia were two big plastic sachets of suspected shabu placed inside a box; another plastic sachet also taken from him, P2,000 buy bust money and P1,000marked money.

Angcon said the suspected shabu was put in a plastic used as wrapper for ice water placed inside a box. He estimated its cost in the market at more or less P300,000.

He said the suspect is a taxi driver but turns to pushing illegal drugs when not driving.

He is now detained at Bacolod Police Station 1 and is facing charges for violating RA 9165.

Sagay City Employees, PNP Welcome Random Drug Test

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The surprise random drug test among employees, police and traffic enforcers were conducted Monday at Balay Kauswagan to determine who are hooked to illegal drugs.

Sagay City Councilor Sherden Sy, Chairman on Committee on Police Matters welcome the move which aimed to clear the city on using illegal drugs and be example to other Local Government Units (LGU).

Government employees, police and traffic enforcers also welcome the move to free them from being criticizes, they are illegal drugs dependent.

Adlaw sa Suba - a Day of Celebration for Himoga-an River

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A day of celebration for Himoga-an River, the rest of the 364 days are for protection.

Himoga-an River that stretches and benefits the communities along its banks covering barangays Paraiso, Fabrica, Himoga-an Baybay, Old Sagay, Taba-ao, Malubon and Maquiling, Puey and Bato of Sagay City was once a vital system serving the world’s biggest hardwood mill.

‘Adlaw sa Suba’ Highlights River Protection Awareness

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The City Government of Sagay celebrated the 7th Annual Adlaw sa Suba to raise awareness on protecting the Himoga-an River that cuts through barangays Fabrica and Paraiso.

‘Adlaw sa Suba.’ Two locals are perched inside a small boat floating on the Himoga-an River found in Sagay City.*

Capitol Pursues Opening of Short Cut Road in Sagay

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The Negros Occidental Provincial Government is pursuing the expropriation of a farm lot in Barangay Tadlong, Sagay City which is the subject of complaints of hundreds of families there.

SHORT CUT ROAD NO MORE. DYAF Radyo Veritas Bacolod anchorman Romel Pido points to what is left of the decades-old short cut road in Barangay Tadlong, Sagay City. *(APT photo)