FireworksFireworks over the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City to mark the start of the BacoLaodiat Festival yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Arms cache seized

Ten high-powered firearms, three hand guns, 9,842 bullets, 28 magazines and two silencers were seized in a raid at the house of a widow at Andrea Street in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City, Wednesday.

Operatives of the Regional Intelligence Unit-6, armed with a search warrant for violation of Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, issued by Regional Trial Court, Branch 51 Judge Anita Guanzon-Chua, swooped down the house of Paquita Sajo, 68, at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, police records show.

An M-16 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, eight .22 caliber rifles, a .22 caliber volt action, a .9mm caliber pistol, and a .38 caliber revolver were recovered from an armory behind a secret door of the house, a source, who requested anonymity, told the DAILY STAR.moremoremore

Another cop killed in Negros

Another policeman was killed Wednesday night by riding-in-tandem suspects in front of his residence in Brgy. 2, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, in what the police said was triggered by old grudges.

Senior Police Officer 4 Roger Canete, 55, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds that included fatal injuries in the head. He was declared dead on arrival at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director, said.

Immediate coordination made by the EB Magalona police headed by Senior Inspector Conrado Rances III with neighboring police units led to the identification of the suspect, based on the accounts of witnesses.moremoremore

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There is still no sign of the six missing people, one a foreign national and his girlfriend who left Siaton, Negros Oriental, purportedly to go on a tuna fishing expedition about a week ago amid ongoing search operations.

The Coast Guard in Dumaguete said that as of Thursday night, the motorboat carrying the six people has not been found, despite sea and air operations in southern Negros as well as parts of Mindanao and even Palawan.

The missing persons were identified as Bradley Jay Fugate, 44, a U.S. citizen from California and temporarily residing in Camanjac, Dumaguete City, his girlfriend, 19-year old Cristina Tamondoc Andig, her brother, Roseldo Andig, Jovie Fundador, Rey Tamondoc Benetes, and Elmer Aniñon Sabroso, the pump boat operator.. moremoremore