Eugene Adiong

Quito Condemns SB Member’s Murder, Needs More Cops in Isabela Town

Isabela Mayor Enrique Montilla III yesterday condemned in the strongest terms possible the slay of Councilor Crispin Posadas, Jr. in broad daylight near the marketplace by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

“We grieve for the loss of a good man, a dedicated public servant,” Montilla said.

He said the people of Isabela condole with the family of Posadas was about to go home on board his motorcycle when one of the suspects - a woman flagged him down, witnesses said.


“I call on all Negrenses to unite and harness the strong volunteerism that has recently surfaced towards the attainment of a peaceful, progressive Negros Occidental and Negros Island Region.”

At the inauguration yesterday, June 28, 2016, RTC Judge Anita Guanzon Chua (left) administers the oath of office to Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center, right) witnessed by his wife, Dr. Marilyn, children, and other members of his family.*

‘Negros Occ. Braces for La Niña’

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is bracing itself for the onslaught of La Niña which is expected to bring rains and eventual flooding especially in the province.

‘SHAKE DRILL.’ Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) students in Bacolod City on actual Earthquake Disaster Drill Exercises, from their classrooms towards vacant areas in the campus, to avoid falling debris in case of an actual ground shake. The exercise is part of yesterday’s nationwide earthquake drill to familiarize and demonstrate to students what must be done duringan earthquake.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photos)

NAPOLCOM to Probe Negros Cops in ‘Berya Drug Group’

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) in the Negros Island Region (NIR) will validate the reported list of 16 police officers connected with a Negros-based drug syndicate.

Lawyer Joseph Celis, NAPOLCOM Region 18 chief said that “it is not right for police officers to be linked to the illegal drugs trade.”

“Those found to be positive in their involvement face dismissal from the police service,” Celis pointed out.

He said that they will validate the information from other sources.