24 BCPO cops for ‘Pulis Ko, Titser Ko’ By: Dolly Yasa

24 BCPO cops for

‘Pulis Ko, Titser Ko’

By: Dolly Yasa

(S/SUPT. Dela Paz (right) congratulates police officers who were recipients of the “Medalya Ng Kasanayan” or the Philippine National Police Efficiency Medal for garnering an outstanding rating in “Pulis Ko, Titser Ko” program.) (Jared Esquilla)

BACOLOD City – The Police Regional Office-6 under C/Supt. Cipriano Querol cited 24 policemen under the Bacolod City Police Office for the “Pulis Ko, Titser Ko program in ceremonies held at the BCPO parade grounds early this week.

The 24 personnel of BCPO led by Supt. Alexander Ermeo were awarded the “Medalya Ng Kasanayan” or the Philippine National Police Efficiency Medal by the Police Regional Office 6 for garnering an outstanding rating in the evaluation conducted on the pilot implementation of the “Pulis Ko, Titser Ko” program.

“I would like to commend the awardees for going the extra mile because it’s hard to be a police officer and at the same time to be a teacher,” says BCPO director, S/Supt. Ricardo De La Paz.

‘SHORTCHANGED’

‘SHORTCHANGED’

SM files TRO at CA, asks RTC to declare null and void deal with Ayala Land

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The lawyer of SM Prime Holdings Inc. yesterday revealed that his client has elevated to the Court of Appeals their application for a temporary restraining order to stop the provincial government from consummating its deal with Ayala Land. It has also filed an amended petition at the Regional Trial Court here to declare null and void succeeding acts of the provincial government with Ayala Land.

This after the Committee on Awards and Disposal of Real Properties endorsed to award the bid for the sale and lease of the 7.7-hectare prime provincial government property to Ayala Land through a negotiated bid Friday, right after the firm presented its P6-billion development plan.

Atty. Patrick Bayhon, SMPHI legal counsel, claimed that what the provincial government did was unfair to SM and his client has been shortchanged.

He said SM has invested time, efforts and financial resources in the said venture.

He also claimed that Governor Alfredo Marañon seems to have favored Ayala Land right from the start, contending that SM won the July 7 competitive bidding which was declared a failure by the Bids and Awards Committee.

Bayhon said they were seeking redress with the CA as far as the TRO is concerned earlier denied by the RTC, expressing confidence that the appeals court will decide in their favor as “we have a strong case”.

Checkpoints installed to deter highway robberies

Checkpoints installed to deter highway robberies By: Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – Checkpoints are up in different localities in the province here after four young suspects robbed a Ceres bus Monday night while on its way to this city from Manapla town. S/Supt. Allan Guisihan ordered the installation of checkpoints to deter further robberies. One […]

Guv lambasts NPA

Guv lambasts NPA By: Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon yesterday slammed the New People’s Army for the raid they conducted on a fish farm owned by his nephew in Brgy. Bulanon, Sagay City during the weekend. Unlike the usual lines of asking the NPA rebels to go down the hills […]

303rd Brigade chief reassigned

303rd Brigade chief reassigned By: Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commanding officer of the Army’s 303rd Brigade based in Negros Occidental, was ordered relieved from his post yesterday barely a month after he assumed the position. He was reassigned to head the 302nd Brigade in Negros Oriental vice Col. Manuel Ochotorena. Col. […]

500 bizmen coming for business confab

500 bizmen coming

for business confab

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Around 500 businessmen from the Visayas region are expected to gather here for the Visayas Area Business Conference September 16 – 17.


Frank Carbon, president of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that MBCCI will serve as host of the business conference with Vice President Jejomar Binay and Antonio Aquino, president of Ayala Land, as keynote speakers.


Carbon added they are also expecting Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras to attend the conference to update businessmen about the present power situation in the Visayas.


The businessmen who will gather here will come from the three regions in the Visayas – Regions 6, 7 and 8.


The hosting of MBCCI of the said conference was finalized last Saturday during the visit here of Francis Monera, vice president of Ayala Land and of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

Army officer admits NPA rebels were fast in escaping

Army officer admits NPA

rebels were fast in escaping

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – A top military officer here admitted that they were not able to catch up with the New People’s Army who raided the fishpond owned by the nephew of Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon because the “rebels were fast and escaped by the sea”.

Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commanding officer of the 303rd Brigade, claimed there were ongoing military operations in Toboso, Calatrava and Sagay even before the NPA raid happened Saturday night at the fish farm owned by Edgar Sarrosa in Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City.

Patrimonio also claimed that the Philippine Army had already monitored the supposed raid but described what happened as “nagkalihis”.

The raid came barely three days after an elite unit of the Philippine Army, the 3rd Scout Ranger Company docked at the San Carlos port, supposedly to augment government forces here amid the apparent intensified offensive operations initiated by the NPA rebels in Negros.

Sincere Drugstore owner to sue NBI, Unilab for damages

Sincere Drugstore owner to

sue NBI, Unilab for damages

By: Dolly Yasa

(Ricky Enriquez, general manager of Sincere Drug Store, shows off to the media the folders of purchases he made with Negros Grand Ventures, the supposed sole Unilab distributor in Negros.)

BACOLOD City – Ricky Enriquez, general manager of Sincere Drugstore chain, yesterday said he will sue the National Bureau of Investigation, the Negros Grand Ventures Industries, Unilab and a TV station for damages after a raid was conducted in his store and bodega allegedly due to fake drugs.

Enriquez in a press conference at the Negros Press Club here declined to reveal the amount of damage he is asking as his lawyers are still studying his case.

He said Sincere Drug Store has been in business for 57 years now only to be “damaged” by what he described as “uncalled for” raid by the Unilab-assisted NBI-Manila.

Warden named for new district jail

Warden named for new district jail BACOLOD City – Supt. Felixberto Jagorin was named warden of the new Negros Occidental District Jail by the Bureau of Jail and Penology here. Jagorin who is from Jaro, Iloilo paid a courtesy visit yesterday to Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. He served as assistant regional director for […]

P80-M reduction in city’s IRA seen

P80-M reduction in city’s IRA seen By: Dolly Yasa BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia said that the city government here is bracing for the expected reduction of the Internal Revenue Allotment by next year amounting to P80 million. Leonardia dubbed this as a “double tsunami” as this would drastically affect the city government’s operations. […]