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Sagay City

No Aid Yet for Cadiz City Typhoon Yolanda Victims

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

Sagay City - One year and four months since Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines but 21, 000 families who suffered its wrath have not yet received financial assistance from the government.

Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante said that his people have been waiting for the promised help from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office, but it has not yet been released.

The national government set aside a P537-million cash assistance to victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in the 2nd District of Negros Occidental.

Cops Nab 5 More in Drug Busts

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Police operatives continue to intensify their campaigns against illegal drugs with the arrest of five suspects in a checkpoint in Bacolod City and in a raid in Sagay City.

About 1:30 am yesterday, Police Station 2 arrested three persons in a checkpoint and recovered from them suspected shabu, cellphones and several tooter and disposable lighters.

They were riding on XRM motorcycles when intercepted in a checkpoint at Purok Magsanaya, Barangay 6, Bacolod City.

Sagay PNP Operatives Nab Illegal Forest Products

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PNP Sagay City established a checkpoint in Charmaine Village, Poblacion 1, along national highway which resulted to the apprehension of illegally transported forest products at around 5:40 p.m. last March 3, 2015.

The forest products were loaded on a Mitsubishi Fuso Jeepney with Plate # FVM-701 owned by Clarita B. Saligan of Escalante City. The said vehicle was driven by Vergil C. Bedia, of San Dionisio Subd., Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Vice Mayor’s Kin Nabbed in Drug Bust

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A person who claimed to be a close relative of Sagay City Mayor Narciso Javelosa, Jr., was arrested by police in a raid at Purok 9, Barangay 1 Poblacion in the city about 4:30 pm yesterday.

Jojo Javelosa, 40, was arrested by Sagay PNP men led by Supt. Edel Jose Manzano.

Manzano said they were armed with search warrant issued by Judge Reginald Puentebella of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Sagay City.

Before the raid, police operatives conducted a test buy which turned positive after he handed a small sachet of suspected shabu to poseur-buyer.

Manzano said it proves that Javelosa is engaged in selling the prohibited drugs.

But Javelosa denied the accusation and claimed he was surprised with the recovered items from him.

Recovered were a sachet of suspected shabu; several ammunitions of .9mm and .45 caliber firearms; cash amount P5, 000.

Javelosa said the ammunitions were collections when they go firing with Vice Mayor.

He added that he got P5, 000 cash from the city hall. He, however, failed to give more details about the money if it was his salary.

Atty. Pondevilla Now Full-fledged NONECO GM

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The National Elec-trification Administration (NEA) has just confirmed Atty. Danny L. Pondevilla as regular General Manager of the Manapla-based Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NONECO).

Pondevilla has been NONECO’s OIC-GM for a few years.

He and the current Board of Directors are responsible for turning around the financial health of the electric cooperative.

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