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3 get life terms
for sale of drugs

Three Bacolod residents were sentenced yesterday to life imprisonment for the sale of drugs.

In Criminal Case 11-34718, Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier found Jover Cabisag Gulaja, alias “Bebot”, and Arnel Hechanova Gomez, alias “Misoy,” guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the sale of shabu in violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, and sentenced them to suffer the penalty of life imprisonment, and pay a fine of P500,000.

Information filed in court said they sold one sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu weighing .08 gram in exchange for P500 in marked money to a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agent in a buy bust operation at Purok Lampirong, Barangay 2, Bacolod, on March 17, 2011. moremoremore

Cops seize P.1M
in shabu, guns

Five persons were arrested and about P100,000 worth of suspected shabu, several high and low-powered firearms, bullets, and rifle grenades were seized in a buy-bust operation at the Benares Compound in Purok San Jose, Brgy. Alijis in Bacolod City, at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Those arrested were identified as Jonathan Dumlao, 46, of Brgy. Mansilingan, Hansel Benares, 46, Merriame Benares, Bong Chua, and Paul Bilbao, 33, all of Brgy. Alijis in Bacolod, the police said.

Deputy director Ronnie Delicana, of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 said yesterday that one of those arrested, whose name he withheld, is included on their drugs watch list. The person is also an active seller and maintainer of drug den, he added.moremoremore

Pa meted 80 years for rapes

A Bago City laborer was sentenced to 80 years imprisonment without eligibility for parole yesterday for raping his own daughter when she was 7 and then when she was 11 years old.

Bago Regional Trial Court Branch 62 Judge Frances Guanzon sentenced the laborer, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his daughter, to two counts of reclusion perpetua after being found guilty of qualified rapes committed in 2002 and 2006.

The father being 44 years old, will be 124 by the time he fully serves his sentence.moremoremore

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