SRA investigating attempt to
smuggle P100M in sugar
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Sugar Regulatory Administration is investigating those responsible for the attempt to smuggle P100 million worth of sugar into the country, and using President Benigno Aquino's name in an attempt to seek the release of the shipment held by the Bureau of Customs.
Those found guilty of such illegal and highly reprehensible act, will be blacklisted by the SRA, in addition to other sanctions which can be imposed under the mandate of the agency, SRA administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday.
A member of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative Board of Directors Eduardo Gasambelo, was disqualified by the National Electrification Administration for failing to qualify as a member in good standing when he ran for reelection in April 2014, Ceneco president Arnel Lapore said yesterday.
Former Ceneco director, Roy Cordova, said he filed a disqualification case against Gasambelo before the Ceneco screening committee for his failure to return a laptop and radio receiver issued by Ceneco and because of alleged unliquidated cash advances based on audit findings.
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P3.5M ‘shabu' seized
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
About 300 grams of suspected shabu, with Dangerous Drugs Board value of P3,540,000, were seized from a woman during a buy-bust operation in Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Daro in Dumaguete City, yesterday.
The arrested suspect was identified as Josephine Bantilan Cabasag, and items confiscated included one transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu, weighing about five grams; 20 transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, also weighing five grams; and eight transparent plastic sachets of the suspected prohibited substance, each weighing 25 grams, all found in her sling bag, reports showed.