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Bizman to face charges
for high-powered gun


No firearm licenses for any of the 21 high-powered guns seized from a residence at Santa Clara Subdivision in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City Wednesday, had been presented to the police, up to yesterday afternoon.

A team from the Regional Intelligence Unit-6, who led the search and seizure operation, returned the search warrant issued by Judge Anita Guanzon-Chua to the Regional Trial Court, Branch 51 at about 4 p.m. yesterday, a police source told the DAILY STAR.

The raid yielded 16 AK-47 rifles, two shotguns, a long firearm, two .45 caliber pistols, 11 boxes containing bullets, 140 empty magazines, 25 bayonets, 24 leather magazine pouches, 24 cleaning kits, several rifle slings, and assorted ammunition, police records show.moremoremore

PNoy declares Negros
cybercentre eco-zone


President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation 802 declaring the Negros First CyberCentre (NFC) in Bacolod City an Information Technology Center special economic zone, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

PEZA Director General Lilia De Lima turned over Certificate of Registration No. EZ-14-17, certifying that the NFC is registered with PEZA, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 802 dated June 11, 2014, to the governor at her office in Pasay City yesterday.

The NFC is expected to begin operations next month.moremoremore

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Ten birthday girls – WOW!

The Women of Wonder held its second quarter birthday celebration and the induction of new members, with retired Judge Lorna Piccio Demonteverde as inducting officer, Wednesday.

The heavy downpour did not keep the WOW ladies from having fun during the event. Their president, Inday Pefianco, warmly welcomed her fellow officers, members, and special guests.

The 10 May and June birthday celebrators blew the candles on the cake as the rest sang “Happy Birthday!” Fellowship chair Baby Bonnin gave gifts to all members as a hallmark of every WOW get-together.moremoremore

Church, convent nominated
for UNESCO Heritage List

The San Isidro Labrador Church in Lazi town, Siquijor province, has been nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List, and provincial and Church officials are invited to attend a workshop on World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve Nomination next week.

The Philippines National Commission for UNESCO has written Bishop Julito Cortes of the Diocese of Dumaguete, with a copy furnished to Siquijor Governor Zaldy Villa, on the World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve Nomination Workshop scheduledJuly 1-4in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

The letter said that the National Commission for Culture and the Arts had submitted the San Isidro Labrador Church in Lazi, under the serial nomination of baroque churches of the Philippines-Extension to the Philippines’ tentative list of properties to be nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List.moremoremore