Armed robbers take P.5M
Hit money changing outfit
in broad daylight
BY SHIELA GELERA
A money changing outfit was robbed in broad daylight of about P500,000 in cash by two armed men yesterday at Roxas Avenue in Brgy. 39, Bacolod City.
Grace Buenaflor, 25, of Silay City in Negros Occidental, a cashier of the BB Money Changer, said two men entered their office at about 9:30 a.m. and declared a hold-up.
The man, who was wearing a jacket and shades, pointed a gun at Buenaflor, while the other man, who was in a checkered polo shirt and wore a ball cap, held Jake Grabato, 31, nephew of the owner of the firm, Police Officer 2 Johnny dela Peña, Station 1 duty investigator, said..
vs. Aquino baseless’
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Lawmakers, who used to be police officers and ranking officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, dismissed as “wild speculations” and “baseless” yesterday, reports of a brewing destabilization plot against the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.
“There is no such situation that is brewing,” former police general-turned Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil said.
Bataoil said he sees no reason for members of the military and police to overthrow the government since President Aquino has been working on the modernization of both the AFP and PNP.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV earlier had claimed that some retired generals associated with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are meeting with active military officials to destabilize the administration of Aquino..
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City Hall employees urged
to submit to drug testing
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria is requesting more than 1,000 employees and officials of the city to voluntarily submit themselves to random drug testing.
The request was made after the arrest of a city-paid member of the Police Auxiliary Unit during a buy-bust operation conducted by the Special Operations Group in Dumaguete Tuesday.
Sagarbarria said he received reports that PAU member Roger Pis-an had been frequenting a suspected drug den, and had failed to report for work several days before the anti-drug operation in Purok Sto. Niño, Cadawinonan, Dumaguete...