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Warning out vs. persons asking donations for ‘governor’s anti-drug drive’

The Office of the Governor of Negros Occidental is warning the public against persons asking for “donations for the anti-illegal drug campaign of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.”

Eric Loretizo, Executive Assistant IV, of the Governor’s Office, informed NDB last night that reports reached their office about this “budol-budol”, primarily targeting gasoline stations.

‘1st ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award’ bolsters San Carlos City’s tourism, investment potentials

San Carlos Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. said the full cooperation of his constituents in the northern Negros Occidental city is the main factor for garnering the “1st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City Award”.


SAN CARLOS CITY Mayor Gerardo Valmayor Jr. during an interview with NDB at his office.* (APT photo)

‘Businesswoman Cuaycong has fully paid P2M check in 2015’

The alleged dishonored P2 million check which was the subject of businesswoman Catherine Cabuga’s basis for filing a case in October, this year against businesswoman, Ester Cuaycong was fully paid as early as November, 2015.

This was revealed to Negros Daily Bulletin by Cuaycong’s legal counsel, Atty. Gina Mirano-Jesena, in reaction to yesterday’s news item that said Cuaycong owes Cabuga P2M for the former’s returned check.

Ex-colonels, civilians, groups under probe for extortion

Authorities are again warning the public against individuals and groups claiming to have links with the AFP and other government agencies, who come up with various schemes to be able to extort money.

The advisory was issued yesterday as two retired military colonels are currently under investigation over alleged extortion victimizing local officials and civilians in Negros and Cebu.

2 soldiers wounded in Himamaylan clash with rebels

Responding AFP chopper forced to land in sugarcane field due to trouble

Two soldiers of the 62nd Infantry Battalion were wounded in two encounters with the communist terrorists in the hinterlands of Himamaylan City yesterday morning.


EMERGENCY LANDING. The PAF helicopter that made an emergency landing, after developing trouble at around noontime yesterday, at a sugarcane field in Brgy. Pilar, Hinigaran, some 500 meters from the national highway.*(Arman Toga photo)