Cops nab 2, rescue 8 from
‘cyber sex den’
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Policemen arrested a Dutch national and his Filipina wife, and rescued eight victims in a raid on a suspected cyber sex den in Barangay Cansilayan, Murcia, Negros Occidental, at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday.
Three of the eight victims are minors, a police report showed.
Arrested were Dutch national Bartel Simon Eenkhoorn, 65, and his wife, Melody Bacaron, who were charged for alleged violation of Anti Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 before the Negros Occidental Prosecutor’s Office.
American’s link to blast probed
The assistant legal attaché of the United States Embassy, who came to Bacolod City yesterday, has gathered evidences for the filing of charges against an American national, believed to be linked to some rebel personalities in Mindanao.
Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police Office, said James Windsor, the deputy attaché of the US Embassy who is also connected to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed yesterday that the FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency identification cards seized from the house of Daniel Cruz Xavier on March 27, this year were not authentic.
Ordaniel said charges for possession of fake IDs and passport are being readied by the FBI against him in the US.
‘WV fourth largest
BY CARLA GOMEZ
National Economic and Development Authority Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal yesterday said Western Visayas is the fourth largest economy and the sixth fastest growing in the country.
Western Visayas is very critical to the country, being one of the top five rice producers and the number one producer of sugar in the country, said Bacal, who was in Bacolod City for an orientation on the mandate and functions of the Regional Development Council and NEDA, attended by Negros Occidental officials.
If anything happens to the region’s production, the country will have to import rice, and the same is true for sugar, she said.