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Cops seize gun cache
from ‘Army reservist’

The police confiscated a cache of high-powered firearms and ammunition yesterday from a man claiming to be an Army reservist in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

SPO3 Noel Olaera, officer-in-charge of the Sagay police, yesterday said the arrest of Noel Coja, 33, in Brgy. 2 poblacion, Sagay City, that was made by virtue of a search warrant issued by Judge Reginald Fuentebella, yielded an AR 15 assault rifle with a silencer, 9mm Luger KG9 machine pistol, a  .45 caliber pistol, a 22  caliber rifle, seven magazines of the different firearms, and assorted live ammunition.

Olaera said that, as of last night, Coja had failed to present any documents to the Sagay police raiding team, allowing him to possess the firearms.moremoremore

SRA probes sugar
with fake markings

The Sugar Regulatory Administration is investigating sugar with fake markings on its sacks being sold in Davao, Butch Alisla, chief of staff of SRA chief Gina Martin, said yesterday.

Former Negros Occidental Board Member Enrique Lacson said Monday that he was informed that sugar in sacks marked “Central Azucarera de Don Jaime” of “Nuevo, Negros Occidental, Philippines” was openly being sold in Davao.

There is no such sugar mill or place named Nuevo in Negros Occidental, Lacson, who is a sugar planter, pointed out.moremoremore

Bacolod LTO releasing
Pantawid cards today


The Land Transportation Office in Bacolod City will release the 2,978 Pantawid Pasada or Public Transportation Program cards to public utility jeepney operators in the city starting 9:30 a.m. today at the LTO compound, Norman Saril, Bacolod-LTO head, said yesterday.

Three officials will lead the releasing of cards, two from LTO-Region 6 and one from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Saril said.

Operators of PUJs must present their original and photocopy of the motor vehicle official receipt, registration certificate, original franchise, public convenience certificate, and a valid identification card, he said.moremoremore

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