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Arman Toga

Standoff Between Murcia Parish & LGU

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Over Illegal Gambling, Drugs Ouster Moves vs. Priests

A spark between church leaders and municipal officials in Murcia can ignite anytime allegedly over illegal gambling, rampant illegal drug trade and ouster moves against priests in the Andrew Montelibano-mayored town.

This was more evident during an interview granted by Fr. Greg Patiño to DYRL Abyan Radyo’s Pitik Palabtik program, hosted by Nonoy Ferrer and co-host Henceboy Cestina.


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COAL-FIRED PLANT. Construction of the 135-megawatt Coal Fired Power Plant of Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) in Sitio Puntales, Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo is now in full swing. Dropping the time capsule during a ceremony yesterday, May 8: (From left) PCPC Director Jacinto Ng, 5th District Rep. Niel Tupas, Jr., Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, Senate Pres. Franklin Drilon, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., PCPC chairman Walter Brown, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and 2nd District Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta.* (Arman Toga photo)

3 ‘Rob Gang Members’ Killed

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Three alleged members of a notorious group behind the series of armed robbery-holdups, killings and other crimes in northern Negros Occidental were killed in a clash with policemen early yesterday morning in E. B. Magalona (Saravia) town.

Killed during the firefight at Hda. Banilad in Barangay Nangka was identified by the police as Andy Esguiran, of the town.

Identities of the two other casualties, whose bodies are now at Lourdes funeral parlor in E.B. Magalona, remain unknown.

The three were killed in a duel with a joint team of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO)-Special Operations Group (SOG)-E. B. Magalona PNP operatives.

5-Day Construction Occupational Safety and Health Seminar (COSH) is On

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The 5-day Construction Occupational Safety and Health Seminar (COSH) started yesterday at Planta Hotel in Bacolod City, with more than 40 participants representing various construction and other firms and offices in Bacolod and Negros Occidental.

AT THE COSH TRAINING OPENING AT PLANTA HOTEL, BACOLOD. From left, Mike Carriedo of Kwik Built Dev’t. Corp., Val Del Rosario one of the the Seminar Speaker-Lecturers, Darwin Destacamento, Ph.D of Efficacy Consultancy & Mgt. Services, and Architect Jose Edmundo Togado, UAP at the opening yesterday.* (Arman Pelayo Toga photo)

The May 5 to 9, 2014 training is spearheaded by the First Safety Systems Training Services, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC).

In Cadiz City, PDEA Seizes P4.5M Shabu

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This is one for the record, at least in Negros Occidental and in the entire Western Visayas region, in the drive against illegal drugs.

PDEA OPERATIVES marking the suspected shabu they seized in Cadiz City during yesterday afternoon’s buy bust operation, with one person arrested. PDEA agents also seized shabu and arrested three persons the other day in a buy bust in a pension house in Himamaylan City.* (Arman P. Toga)

A plastic bag containing suspected shabu, weighing more than half a kilo and valued at P4.5 million, was seized by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives in a buy bust operation in Cadiz City in northern Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon.


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