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Estologa (upper left photo) was earlier acquitted for selling shabu but this did not deter her from engaging in the illegal trade. She is now accused of being responsible for possessing P 1.4 million worth of shabu.
In one of the biggest haul of dangerous drugs to date, the Philippine National Police confiscated some
133 grams of shabu worth P 1.4 million from the residence of a 56-year-old widow in Zone 4, Looc,
Dumaguete City, Thursday.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Regional Trial
Court Judge Branch 39 Judge Gerardo Paguio Jr., elements
from the Provincial Intelligence Branch- Special
Operations Group (PIB-SOG) led by Police Sr. Insp. Jul
Mahammad Jamiri and the Philippine Drug Enforcement
Agency raided the house of Virginia D. Estologa amid reports
that she has returned to the illegal drugs trade following
her recent acquittal for the same offense.
Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr.
Supt. Mariano Natu-el Jr. personally witnessed the inventory
of the seized items that included 22 “bultos” and
several sachets of shabu, several drugs paraphernalia and
cash amounting to P 13, 420.00 representing initial proceeds.
Natu-el suspected that Estologa’s residence also
served as a shabu den and revealed that based on the
intelligence report, the widow was entrusted to handle up to 250 grams but the
bigger bulk was already
sold or distributed prior
to the raid...
I did not know that a few weeks ago, when I called
up Sal for a usual legal consulta on local governance, it was the precise moment when his doctors
told him that his liver was diagnosed with 4th
stage of the big C, at the St Luke’s Medical Center.
Yet despite it being the precise moment when
Sal’s or anybody’s world must have crumbled with
the bad news, he was still brave enough to face the
microphone even in distant Manila, to answer sensitive
questions about local governance. That was
our last interview with Journalist –lawyer Atty Saleto
It is at these times of trouble when we admire
and pay tribute to the man who stays calm in the
midst of crisis. This was not the first time that I called
him up in the middle of a crisis. But many times and
we always pulled through it even if we had to cut
One incident that stands out was Sal’s brave
stand against Martial Law. And this incident proved
to be his signature that made Sal the symbol of a
man of freedom and character who does not allow
anyone to trample upon the rights of others.
The community acknowledges the
good performance of the Sibulan
Police headed by P/Insp Antonio Detuya for the speedy arrest of the suspects
in the gory killing of a Silliman
coed last Nov.6 inside the bedroom of
her rented plush apartment past 3am.
Honestly, most people thought the
case might again be archived among
those “unsolved crimes” but the
skeptics were wrong: the police arrested
the suspects in four days after
the killing. “It was all in a policeman’s
day,” said Sibulan PNP chief Gentuya.
The Sibulan PNP station command
was also commended by PNP provincial
director Sr Supt Mariano Natuel
Jr. for a professional job by the police,
as against the amateurish job of the
two suspects. They both left a lot of
fingerprints all over the place. The
suspects did not leave town so it was
easier to arrest them. And their spouses
were related by blood to the victim, and
the father suspected them.
Investing on Children The country
Month last October,
an annual event
steeped with various activities
to highlight the
role children play in our
lives and society’s responsibility
In the remembrance of
this event especially by
Mulat Pinoy-Kaba t a an
EVERY DAY HEROES
Safety While I am
pleased to see
that Silliman hile I am
pleased to see
that Silliman house and not prepared
or hired to kill two people,
just left her tied up.
Over the years I have
become increasingly concerned for our university
the females. All too often
they are the victims...