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Silay City

Bombs, Shotgun Recovered in Negros Occidental

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Two vintage bombs and a pistolized shotgun were recovered in various areas in Negros Occidental over the weekend.

A pistolized shotgun was found by residents of Dump Site area in Brgy. 2, Pontevedra town. The firearm was found about 6AM, Sunday and was turned over to Pontevedra Police Station.

Meanwhile, one of the two vintage bombs was recovered from a sand and gravel stockyard owned by Jerry Young, 38, of Rizal highway, Brgy. 5 in Silay City.

2 Stabbed in Separate Cases

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Two men were rushed to Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TJPH) in Silay City for treatment of stab wounds in a separate incidents in Sagay City and EB Magalona, over the weekend.

Gilbert Cualing, 41, of Purok Asao, Brgy. Divina Colonia, Sagay City was allegedly stabbed by Dominador Salem alias Gomer, also of the same place. The victim sustained multiple wounds in the right portion of his chest. The suspect, on the other hand voluntarily surrendered to Brgy. Divina Colonia captain Johnny Buhayan and later endorsed to Sagay City Police Station.

Man in Bus Hostage Faces Rob Raps

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Police authorities in Hinigaran town are readying criminal raps against the hostage-taker who boarded an air-conditioned bus in the town’s bus terminal, Sunday afternoon and who according to reports is also facing robbery charges in Kabankalan City.

Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) records showed that Richard Villanueva alias Tugol, 26, of Sitio Buri, Brgy. 4 Poblacion in Kabankalan City was previously on board a regular bus going to Kabankalan City and transferred to an air-conditioned vehicle with plate number FWC 896 at Hinigaran bus terminal.

‘Shabu in Chocolate’

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A Silay City resident was intercepted and nabbed by police authorities when he tried to conceal a sachet of suspected shabu in a chocolate bar intended for an inmate at Silay PNP jail Sunday evening.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay police chief identified the suspect as Geronimo Superficial, 51, of Brgy. Mambulac of the city.

Superficial brought a chocolate bar neatly concealing shabu placed inside.


Among the stage designs Salvador "Badong" Bernal created for the stage play Lapu-Lapu. Its diorama replica are among the exhibits at the Negros Museum which will run until September 15, 2014.* (Gil Severino photo)

Part of the chocolate was cut off and the portion was placed with shabu covered with aluminum foil and wrapped in a paper.

It was intended for Dennis Britaña who was detained at the police jail for violation of Republic Act 9165.

Alert police guard became apprehensive when they noticed a lighter that accompanied the chocolate.

When they opened the chocolate, they found the paper with shabu.

They arrested Superficial and questioned Britaña. Both, however, denied they own the prohibited drugs.

Francisco said they will file Section 5, 11 and 12 against Superficial in court.

Record shows, this is the second incident in Negros Occidental jail.

Two months ago, an unidentified tricycle driver left a plastic bag with toiletries intended for an inmate.

Jail guard checked the plastic bag and a bulging toothpaste which revealed dried marijuana cigarettes inside when examined.

Meanwhile, a resident of Bacolod City was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in a beach in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City at noon Sunday.

Francisco identified the suspect as Wilfredo Porras Palmer, alias "Mater", 50, of Galo Street, Brgy. 22, Bacolod City.

Organic Products Price Soar - ONOPRA

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The price of organic products are soaring. The only problem is handling and transport of these products from the farms to markets.

Thus said Ramon Chin-Chin Uy, Jr., president of Organik Na Negros Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA) who held their general assembly yesterday at the Social Hall of Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol.

Comprised of 84 member-organizations from 8,000 farmers, organic farming in the province is now 10,000 hectares, that makes Negros Occidental number 1 in the Philippines.

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