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NBI nabs, files raps
vs. Juan Pinoy CEO

The National Bureau of Investigation yesterday filed a complaint against the chairman and chief executive officer of a firm and four others for alleged large scale estafa and violation of the Securities Regulation Code (Republic Act 8799) before the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office.

NBI Special Investigator III Aristedes Bañares said that recommended for prosecution was Jorge Obenita III, alias Josh, chairman and CEO of Juan Pinoy Marketing Ventures Inc., who was apprehended by the NBI after receiving marked money in an entrapment operation at the Island Spoon Restaurant at Lacson Street, Bacolod City, 9:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Obenita, of San Mateo, Rizal, was apprehended based on the complaints of five Bacolod residents, who claimed they were defrauded of P431,700.moremoremore

Bacoleña recipient of int'l award

A former rebel leader from Bacolod City is one of 10 leaders worldwide named recipients of the 2015 Child10 (C10) Awards in Stockholm, Sweden.

The awardee is Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, the famous Kumander Liway who fought the Marcos dictatorship in the hinterlands of southern Negros during the martial law years, who is the founder of Visayan Forum.

She is the first Filipina to receive the Child10 Award, founded by the Sophie Stenbeck Family Foundation and Reach for Change. moremoremore


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Murder incidents in NegOr
‘alarming': NOPPO director

Senior Supt. Dionard Carlos, officer-in-charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, has described as already “alarming” the murder incidents in the province.

He said NOPPO has recorded 19 murder cases in the province for October alone.

He presented the crime statistics to members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council Tuesday afternoon during its regular meeting. .moremoremore