San Carlos workers, PWDs receive financial assistance


A total of P397,000 was distributed on Friday, Nov. 13 to almost 100 persons belonging to the vulnerable sector, displaced and day care workers in San Carlos City.

The cash assistance came from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and was distributed through the San Carlos CSWD office.

Merlie Garcia, PSWD officer-in-charge, led the distribution to recipients, including 19 displaced workers who each received P5,000, 14 persons with disabilities at P3,000 each and 65 day care workers at P4,000 each.

Rene Agraviador, San Carlos PWD secretary, said the selection of aid recipients for their sector was based on medical needs and their failure to receive earlier assistance.

SND officer-in-charge Cynthia Miranda said that displaced workers, who are non- Social Amelioration Program beneficiaries also received assistance,  while the amount for day care workers represent their January-June financial subsidy.

Toboso’s Top 7 drug personality falls

A 49-year-old resident of Toboso was arrested Saturday, Nov. 14, in a buy-bust operation led by Police Lt. Raphy Señeres of the town PNP.

The suspect, Rey Baya Manunag, of Sitio Burgos, Barangay General Luna, was listed as Top 7 in the PNP’s Drug Watchlist, local authorities said in their report to the Police Regional Office-6 and the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

Police operatives, under the direct supervision of  P/Lt. Paul Kenneth Magan, the local PNP officer-in-charge, recovered two pieces small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a medium heat-sealed plastic, P500 buy-bust money, a red-colored Kawasaki ‘Barako’ motorcycle with side car, P230 as proceeds from drug sale and suspected shabu worth P6,392.

“Another one bites the dust Good job!,” Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco said, as he congratulated the local PNP.

Police will file charges against Manunag in violation of Republic Act 9165 which mandates government to “pursue an intensive and unrelenting campaign against the trafficking and use of dangerous drugs and other similar subtances”. ETL