hostage taker in bus
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The hostage-taking incident at a bus terminal in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental yesterday did not last long as the hostage-taker, was neutralized and immediately disarmed by the police, with the help of passengers.
Chief Inspector Lino Dalisay, Hinigaran police chief, thanked the “gutsy” passengers of the Ceres Liner bus, who took the bold move of disarming the suspect identified as Richard Jopillo, 26, of Kabankalan City, before he could hurt them.
Some planters press
for 100% B sugar
Some planters are calling for the allocation of the country's entire 2014-2015 sugar production as "B" to be sold in the domestic market.
The Sugar Board approved last week Sugar Order No.1 that allocates 90 percent of the county's sugar as "B" for the domestic market, 5 percent for "A" or the US quota, and 5 percent for "D" or the world market, Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Ma. Regina Martin had said.
The Dumaguete Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution recently, expressing opposition to Senate Bill No. 2344, entitled “An Act Prohibiting Backriders on Two-Wheeled Motorcycles/Scooters and Exceptions Thereto”.
Under the proposal, motorcycle back-riders are prohibited, except when they are the spouse, child or parent of the driver, or if they are members of the Philippine National Police or Armed Forces of the Philippines on duty and in uniform.