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Mobile drug peddling in Isabela probed

Authorities in Isabela town are investigating reports that illegal drug peddlers have switched their strategy in delivering and distributing illegal drugs, reportedly by using private vehicles in “dropping” drugs to their clients.

Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor told the media, reports reached his office revealing that people behind the illegal drug trade distribute their goods using private vehicles like vans.

Malabor said, illegal drug peddlers no longer use a house as “bagsakan” but have reportedly resorted to “mobile distribution.”

Riding-in-Tandem Rob Cigarette Salesmen

Two salesmen were held up by two unidentified suspects riding in-tandem on a motorcycle of cash; reams of cigarettes and personal belongings along Isabela-Hinigaran road in Sitio Linao, Barangay Bato, Hinigaran town, Negros Occ. around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Police Chief Inspector Jake Barilla, Hinigaran OIC Police chief identified the victims as Eliseo Mario Barayoga, Jr., 43, married, of RGG Housing, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City and Melogie Deocadez Erojo, 31, married, of Sunset Village in Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Isabela to Embark on Massive Info Drive on Federalism

‘Negros Federal State a Possible Proposition’


A federalism advocate and close ally of President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that the proposition to create a Federal State of Negros is possible, and it depends more on the lobbying of the congressmen from the island.

ISABELA MAYOR Joselito Y. Malabor (upper photo) presides over the first ever Isabela Municipal Convention that kicked off Saturday at the town’s socio-cultural center, with Hugpong Federalismo convenor & former Janiuay, Iloilo administrator Mary Jane Locsin (lower inset right photo) as guest speaker, with 600 participants ttending ( lower inset left).*

Isabela Hopes for New PNP Chief, More Cops

Isabela Mayor Joselito Y. Malabor expressed optimism that his requests, for a new municipal police chief and for five additional policemen, will be granted in a few days.

Malabor, in a phone interview yesterday told NDB he already got positive response from P/S Supt. Rodolfo D. Castil, OIC-Provincial Police Director for Negros Occidental, on his request for or recommendation, to assign as Isabela PNP Chief of Police, Chief Inspector Jake Panagsagan Barila.