Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Friday, July 6, 2012
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Senator Edgardo Angara and Rep. Sonny Angara (3rd and 5th from left, seated) at the meeting with sugar leaders Marcelino Aganon Jr., Michael Escaler, SRA chief Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin (l-r, seated), Francisco Varua, Manuel Lamata, Enrique Rojas, Bong Eng Te, Raymond Montinola, Archimedes Amarra, Jesus Barrera, Edna Tatel and Oscar Cortes (l-r, standing).*
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Angaras helping fight
to save sugar industry


Senator Edgardo Angara and his son, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, assured sugar industry leaders of support for the passage of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act and in the fight against sugar smuggling at a meeting at the Manila Polo Club yesterday.

Leaders of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines and Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Ma. Regina Bautista Martin met with the Angaras to discuss issues concerning the sugar industry.

Martin provided an update on the country’s sugar production and on block farming.moremoremore

Cops nab 13
in drug raids


The raids conducted by the Bacolod City Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group on two suspected drug dens yesterday resulted in the arrest of 13 persons, including a casual employee of the city government.

CAIDSTOG chief, Senior Insp. Niel Exaltado, said they conducted a buy-bust operation against Juvy Dacumos, “alias Tata”, 30, of Purok Sigay in Brgy. 2, at about 11:30 a.m., on information that she is into the illegal drugs trade.

Exaltado said Dacumos, who was previously arrested by CAIDSTOG, then led by Supt. Santiago Rapiz, months ago, was apprehended after sh