Insp. Robert Jayson Pancha tests the immovability of the shields of the civil disturbance management unit.*
Impeachment won’t prosper
Negros officials, solons,
supporting PNoy say
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., sporting a yellow ribbon in support of President Benigno Aquino III, yesterday said he is 101 percent sure the impeachment case filed against the chief executive will not prosper.
Marañon and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson aired their support for the President, while Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod) said the Visayan bloc congressmen will not support the impeachment move.
Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said he does not think the impeachment complaint will go far because most of the congressmen believe in the honesty, integrity and competence of the President.
Security set for protests
BY SHEILA G. GALERA
The Bacolod City police are preparing for large rallies in the city during the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III, on Monday.
Sixty-five personnel of the Bacolod City Public Safety Company will be deployed to areas where intensified protests are expected, Insp. Robert Jayson Pancha, Station 1 deputy chief, said yesterday.
Policemen practiced yesterday for the civil disturbance management operation, as part of the preparation for the SONA, Pancha, who commands the team, said.
Again, the S.K. election
There is a lot of good sense in the plan of Commission on Election Chairman Sixto Brilliantes to synchronize the holding of the Sangguniang Kabataan election with the barangay elections scheduled in October, 2016.
The SK elections supposed to be held October 3, 2013 had been postponed by President Benigno Aquino III when he signed Republic Act No. 10632. The President was believed to have acted on strident calls, not only for the postponement, but even for the actual abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan that many considered to have failed to live up to the purposes for which it had been created.
Three men were arrested with suspected shabu, three firearms, bullets and a hand grenade in Guihulngan City and Valencia town in Negros Oriental Monday.
Those arrested in the anti-illegal drugs operations were identified as Roy Calvo Soreño, of legal age and resident of Barangay Calamba, Guihulngan City; Sherwin Uy Tirambulo, of legal age, from Barangay Cadre, also in Guihulngan; and Roland Calumen, 37, of Purok 3, Barangay Mampas in Valencia town.
Soreño was arrested in Guihulngan at around 5:30 p.m. Monday when he allegedly sold suspected shabu to an undercover agent. The buy-bust operation was conducted by the PNP Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, headed by Insp. Ryan Jay Orapa, and the Guihulngan City police, led by Senior Insp. Benidick Poblete, in coordination with the local Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.