Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Saturday, February 19, 2011
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Flory May Talaban (right) in China with friend Chona Jomilla*

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Bacoleña ‘drug mule’
has 2 options – DFA
Parents seek PNoy help

The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday said two options are available to a Bacoleña jailed in Bangkok, Thailand, who may have been made a “drug mule” unwittingly by a syndicate.

Flory May Talaban, 28, is serving a life sentence at the Correctional Institute for Female Offenders in Bangkok, Thailand, for possession of illegal drugs.

Lawyer Enrico Fos, Office of the DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs special assistant, told the DAILY STAR that last week a DFA representative in Thailand presented Talaban with two options available and they are waiting for her to decide on them.moremoremore

Call centers agents
target of syndicates

Call center agents beware!

Drug syndicates are out to try enticing the services of call center agents as drug couriers because they have good communication skills.

Regional Director Paul Ledesma of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said foreign and local drug recruiters want drug mules who are articulate because they can communicate with them easily and could smartly answer anyone in English, the Philippine Information Agency reported.moremoremore

40,000 Negros indigents
covered by NOCHP so far


Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. reported yesterday that 40,000 indigents have already been enrolled in the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Care Program, and registration is continuing in the 31 towns and cities of the province.

Marañon, who led the distribution of NOCHP cards to 1,926 indigents at the Wilkinson Social Court in E.B. Magalona, said those who have used their cards in government hospitals were “very happy” because they did not have to pay anything.

NOCHP beneficiary Lilibeth Montepio told the E.B. Magalona crowd that she was treated like a VIP (Very Important Person) by the NOCHP coordinator at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, when her daughter was hospitalized.moremoremore

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