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November 12, 2012 12:18 AM

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz, Bacolod City Police Office director, confirmed that one of the suspects in the robbery-holdup of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative in March this year was arrested in Cagayan de Oro last week.

De la Paz revealed to The Daily Guardian here that the police chief of Cagayan de Oro, S/Supt.  Gerardo Rosales, has informed him that Gerardo Saniel alias Gagang was arrested by CDO policemen while undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound at Sabal Hospital in the said city.

Dela Paz said that Saniel is a member of the Alferez-Ozamiz organized crime group which was pinpointed by the local police here as responsible for carting away P3.9 million in cash from Ceneco.

Dela Paz said that Saniel figured in a shootout with CDO policemen who were responding to a robbery of a pawnshop in Butuan City.

Another suspect, a companion of Saniel, identified as a certain Felix Garcia was also arrested.

Dela Paz said communication and coordination is being made between BCPO and CDO police for the transport of Saniel to Bacolod where he has a standing warrant of arrest for robbery-in-band.

Dela Paz said the arrest of Saniel is a serious blow to the crime group.

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Boracay

March 27,2015 01:12 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

The first time I set foot on Boracay was August 1985. I was on assignment for Asiaweek Magazine, the Hongkong-based news magazine patterned after Time (it was later acquired by Time). Its editors heard about the grumblings of local residents about “over-development” on the island and sent me to investigate. Read more...

Money, money, money

March 27,2015 01:10 AM

Isn’t there a ditty or song about money making the world go round? But more than the world it infects, money also makes peoples’ heads go round and round. Scenes of humanity’s idolization of money are everywhere. It seems that the more money one has, the better his or her life. That is the delusion we are made to believe. Money becomes a god but as human experience attests, money cannot buy happiness. Oftentimes they make people unhappy, empty and sad. Read more...

What happened to the ‘Triple A’ slaughter house of Iloilo City?

March 27,2015 01:06 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A READER of this paper was surprised to learn that the Iloilo City slaughter house or abattoir in a 1.1-hectare complex in Barangay Tacas, Jaro is not even accredited.

That story appeared in this paper in its March 17, 2015 issue. Read more...

Iloilo sugar planters should’ve lobbied in congress

March 27,2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“That’s what mayors do. They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.” – Maxine Waters

TRAFFIC gridlock is worsening in the Bonifacio Drive, City Proper due to the on-going road-widening construction project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from the foot of Forbes Bridge (the bridge that connects Iloilo City Proper to the districts of La Paz and Jaro across the Iloilo River). Read more...

Offer ‘excess’ classrooms for K to 12 use – study

March 27,2015 01:02 AM

AMID the apprehension of some sectors and leaders over the viability of the K to12, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) released a timely policy note offering possible solutions to some of the challenges cited by the reform program’s critics. Read more...

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