Cyrus Garde

NOCPPO, BCPO Bare 1st Quarter Accomplishments

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) and Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) have bared their accomplishments against illegal drugs for the first quarter of the year.

NOCPPO has collected P2.9 million worth of illegal drugs for the period and arrested 97 suspects.

There were 478.2 grams of shabu and 76.3 grams of dried marijuana leaves confiscated.

This accomplishment is 150 percent higher than last year, Senior Superintendent William Señoron said.

Escalante, Bago, Cadiz and Bacolod Top Panaad Relay

Escalante, Bago, Cadiz and Bacolod cities topped the team relays from La Carlota City to Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in connection with the “23rd Panaad sa Negros Festival” yesterday.

Escalante Striders and Bago City placed 1st and 2nd respectively in the open category but Bago City protested that Escalante City committed minor violation, prompting organizers of the two teams to share the prizes and split it equally to two of them.

First place received P10, 000 and second place had P7, 000.

Farmer, Carabao Hit by Lightning

A 31-year-old farmer and his working carabao were fatally hit by lightning Wednesday afternoon in Hacienda Puyas at Barangay Blumentritt in Murcia town.

Police Inspector Gerard Moya, Deputy Police chief of Murcia identified the victim as Julius Barsiada Barrios, married, resident of the place. He sustained third degree burns in the body and the most fatal wound he incurred was in his chest. He was rushed to Murcia municipal Health Center where he was declared dead on arrival.

His working carabao was also instantly killed, Moya added.

Firearms, Shabu Seized in Raid and Buy Bust

Assorted firearms and shabu were confiscated in a raid in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City Thursday morning, while shabu were confiscated from the suspect in a buy bust operation in Hinobaan town, Negros Occidental, Wednesday.

Police station 10 police chief, Senior Inspector Richie Gohee arrested Carlos Celeste, of legal age, resident of Zone 9, Barangay Handumanan for possession of firearms at his residence.

Judge Jose Paolo Ariola of Municipal Trial Court in Cities, Branch 1 in Bacolod City issued the search warrant.

10 persons with drugs, firearms nabbed

Ten more suspects with illegal drugs and firearms were collared in police operations Tuesday as part of the “One Time, Big Time” drives of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) under Senior Superintendent William Señoron.

In Binalbagan, town policfe chief, Senior Inspector Albert Sy, led his men to arrest Sherwin Tudillo, 43, of Purok Bougainvilla in Barangay Enclaro and his son Christian, 18, and Vince Hizon, 18, of Aguisan in Himamaylan City, in buy bust operations.