3 Drug Suspects Nabbed in Pulupandan Buy Bust

Three drug personalities were arrested in a buy bust operation around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in Purok Mahogany, Barangay Crossing Pulupandan, Pulupandan town, Negros Occidental.

Pulupandan PNP operatives identified the suspects as Sidney Geraldes, 30, single and Stephen Magno, 33, all residents of the place; and Sammy Española, 46, of Barangay Zone 4-A in the town.

Three small sachets of shabu were confiscated from them in exchange for marked money.

Police also recovered P846 cash believed proceeds of selling the prohibited drugs.

RD Capa Inspects 5th District of Negros Occ.

Chief Supt. Conrado S. Capa, Police Regional Office 18 Regional Director and Sr. Supt. William Señoron, NOCPPO Officer-in-Charge, inspected the police stations of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOCPPO) on March 7.

Chief Supt. Conrado S. Capa, RD PRO18 (center) together with PSSupt. William Señoron, OIC-NOCPPO give guidance to PCInsp. Anthony Gariando Grande, Chief of Police, Isabela Municipal Police Station.*

‘Isabela is Not an EWA’

Negros Island Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Conrado Capa yesterday said that there “is no need to place Isabela under election watch list area (EWA) of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

Capa together with NOPPO Provincial Director Sr. Supt. William Señoron called on Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III at the Isabela Municipal Hall yesterday.

He added that the recent incident in Isabela is not political in nature.


Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez has approved the administrative relief of the Chief of the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) and 14 subordinate personnel in connection with the ongoing investigation into alleged irregularities involving the processing of License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF).

Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, erstwhile Chief FEO has been relieved from his post while undergoing investigation.

The Chief PNP has designated Police Senior Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag as FEO Officer-in-Charge.

Man Nabbed in Pulupandan Checkpoint with Firearm, Shabu

A Bacolod resident yielded a firearm and prohibited drugs and paraphernalia in a checkpoint Wednesday morning, at Crossing Pulupandan.

The suspect was identified as John Rey Panaligan, 32, of Barangay 35, Bacolod City.

Panaligan was riding his motorcycle entering the town of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental when flagged down by police at Crossing Pulupandan, Wednesday morning.

Confiscated from him was one homemade .357 with ammunition and tooter and sachet of shabu from a glass case and P10, 595.00 cash.