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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.

A Peña is Backing Marañon Re-election Bid

The last man expected to support Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.’s re-election bid confirmed that he indeed will be supporting the governor.

Pulupandan Mayor Miguel Peña, a first termer mayor and eldest son of former Pulupandan mayor Magdaleno Peña, joins the growing list of mayors from the rival Love Negros Team who wants Marañon to run unopposed in the 2016 polls.

The younger mayor also said he will support Maranon’s vice gubernatorial bet, 4th district Congressman Jeffrey Ferrer.

NAPOLCOM: San Carlos, Talisay, Pulupandan PNP Stations Are Best

The National Police Commission (NAPOL COM) in Western Visayas has recognized the police stations under Negros Occi-dental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) and Baco-lod City Police Office (BCPO) for their splendid performances.

Talisay City PNP was adjudged “Best City Police Station”, followed by San Carlos City Police Station as as first runner-up.

Talisay City PNP chief is Supt Joeresty Coronica. San Carlos PNP chief is Supt Victorino Romanillos, said Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion, officer-in-charge of NOPPO.

Assessment Team Visits Typhoon ‘Seniang’ - Affected Areas in Negros

A Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (RDANA) team visited the six tropical storm Seniang-affected local government units here.

The team went to Himamaylan City and the towns of Binalbagan, Isabela, Pulupandan, San Enrique and Valladolid to conduct the RDANA.

Rapid Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis team sits down with counterparts from Pulupandan town to determine damages and identify needs after Tropical Storm Seniang hit the southern part of Negros Occidental.*(EAD-PIA6 photo)