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OMB seizes P31.6M
worth of pirated discs


About P31.6 million worth of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) and video compact discs (VCDs) were seized from three malls and from sidewalks at the downtown area in Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon.

Operatives from the national Optical Media Board and the Regional Intelligence Unit-6 opened a storage room at the De La Rama Mall at Luzuriaga Street in Bacolod, where the duplication, repacking and labeling were allegedly done.

About 226 sacks of pirated DVDs and VCDs with a market value of about P31,640,000 were confiscated from the three malls, and from vendors at Gatuslao and Luzuriaga streets, Serge Valdez, spokesperson of the OMB told the DAILY STAR.moremoremore

‘Abattoir biz permit
can’t be found’


So where’s the permit?

While it was earlier reported that the business permit of AVM Bernardo Engineering, that operates the Bacolod Slaughterhouse in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City, was deposited at the Court Thursday, its legal counsel Marvin Tañada said the original copy was not in the Court or at City Hall yesterday.

After holding the release of the AVM Bernardo permit for more than four months, it was finally issued after the company filed a case for mandamus against the city and Mayor Monico Puentevella..moremoremore

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6 meted life for drugs

Presiding Judge Rafael Crescencio Tan Jr. of  the Regional Trial Court Branch 30 yesterday meted life terms each to six persons for illegal drugs.

Tan found Jemmar Ortega Ramos, Marcial Flores Melon, Sidrick Diaz Somoza, Kristofferson Peacidad, Analine Tomarong and Roy del Castillo Temperatura,  guilty beyond reasonable doubt of selling, delivery and possession of prohibited drugs.

Aside from Ramos, who was fined P1,000,000 for having  122.94 grams of shabu, the rest were fined P500,000 each, and all of them were ordered to be sent to the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City. moremoremore