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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesTuesday, February 5, 2013
Negros Oriental
Button‘NegOr, Cebu transshipment points of drugs in Visayas’
ButtonJobless man stabbed dead
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No sacred cows in dismantling of private armies: Malacañang
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Lawmakers advise voters: Choose wisely
ButtonSuspended Cebu governor, five others guilty of grave misconduct

‘NegOr, Cebu transshipment
points of drugs in Visayas’

The availability of sea vessels and airplanes coming from Manila and Mindanao makes Cebu and Negros Oriental the transshipment points of drugs in the Visayas, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas reported yesterday.

PDEA Region 7 director Julies Navales said that, according to their sources in the drug ring, Cebu province become a conducive transshipment point of illegal drugs to other areas, like Bohol, Siquijor and Negros Oriental through Dumaguete City, because of the availability of sea vessels and airplanes from Manila and Mindanao.

Jobless man stabbed dead
BY ADRIAN NEMES III

A jobless man from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, was fatally stabbed over a misunderstanding in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

The victim Alfie Ojeda, 25, succumbed to 10 stab wounds on his chest and eight on his back, case investigator, Police Officer 2 Art Zureta of Bacolod Station 8, said yesterday.

The suspect, identified as Manuelito Astrologo of Purok Kabulakan 1 in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, where Ojeda is temporarily staying, surrendered to the police right after the incident, Zureta said.

No sacred cows in dismantling
of private armies: Malacañang

MANILA – Malacañang yesterday said government authorities will step up efforts in going after individuals who are holding loose and unlicensed firearms, and also the dismantling of private armies, regardless of who they are or whether they belong to political personalities or families allied with the administration.

"We are going to go after all those individuals who are holding loose firearms, unlicensed firearms," Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing.

He added that President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Philippine National Police to observe the gun ban in all areas.

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