WinnersWINNERS. Jeanilyn Itona (center)  was crowned Lubay-Lubay Festival Queen of Cauayan town Wednesday night, with runners-up Stephanie Tejero – fourth, Crizia  Ballesteros – first, Rejoy Chavez – third, and Carla Berona – second (l-r)* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

2 get life terms
for selling drugs

Two Bacolod residents, facing drug raps, were sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday.

The two are Elsie Demavibas Rivera, alias Bebing Bakag, and Levio Ferrer Pericon Sr.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier found Rivera guilty of violating Section 5, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and ordered her to suffer the penalty of life imprisonment and to pay a fine of P500,000.

The court found her guilty of selling shabu weighing .004 gram to a PDEA undercover agent in exchange for P500 in a buy-bust operation in Purok Amor, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, on Nov. 12, 2010.moremoremore

Comelec gun ban
start reset to Feb. 6


The Commission on Elections yesterday shortened the election period for the Sangguniang Kabataan February 21 polls, which included postponing the gun ban that was to start yesterday, Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said.

Comelec Resolution No. 9928 promulgated yesterday states that the gun ban and other prohibitions related to the election period shall be effective February 6 to March 2.

The original election period was set from January 22 to March 2, Suarez said. moremoremore

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Comelec NegOr ready for
SK election in Feb


The Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental yesterday said it is all set to hold the Sangguniang Kabataan elections on February 21, this year, even as the Comelec central office decided to reset the election period from Feb. 6 to March 2, or 15 days before election day and nine days after.

The original election period was supposed to start yesterday and end March 2. But Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes said the decision to change the start of the election period is to give the senators time to decide if they will allow or postpone the youth polls, a government press release said.

He added the gun ban and other prohibitions related to the election period will start only on Feb. 6, but if the Senate decides to postpone the SK elections, the ban will no longer apply.moremoremore