DON SALVADOR GREEN AGAIN. The rains have brought back the green to rice fields in Salvador Benedicto town after the summer dry spell.* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Bacoleño meted life
for P300 shabu sale

A cock farm helper in Bacolod City was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for the sale of shabu to a police poseur buyer for P300, and was ordered jailed at the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 52 Judge Raymond Joseph Javier found Jummel Asong Camento, 30, guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the sale of .023 gram of shabu, in violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in Criminal Case 13-37292.

Camento, who was also ordered to pay a fine of P500,000, was apprehended by the Bacolod City Anti-Illegal Drugs, Special Operations Task Group in Purok Neptune, Barangay Singcang-Airport, on Nov. 5, 2012. moremoremore

4.71% in Neg. Occ.
have no biometrics


The Negros Occidental Commission on Elections has the lowest percentage so far of voters without biometrics data in the country, COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said yesterday.

“The COMELEC people in Negros Occidental are doing a good job”, she said.

Nationwide, there are still 4.2 million voters without biometrics, she said. moremoremore


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‘Marine reserves needed
to prevent fishery crisis'

National scientist, Dr. Angel Alcala, said the government needs to invest more funds to set up more no-take marine reserves and networks of NTMRs so that, at least, 20 to 30 percent of the total coral reef areas in the Philippines could be protected to avert possible fishery crisis.

Alcala was the keynote speaker during a seminar for regional media in Coron, Palawan, recently, on the theme “Writing for Survival: Media for Marine Conservation”, sponsored by U.S. Embassy Manila.

“If there are no more coral reefs, there will be no more fish,” Alcala told about 20 journalists.moremoremore