Ombudsman sacks Negros vice mayor, eight others

BACOLOD City – The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas ordered the dismissal from service of former mayor now incumbent Vice Mayor Rommel Yogore and eight other municipal government employees for grave misconduct. A decision penned by Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I Gian Carla Hernal and approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on […]

BCPO eyes gun ban during ASEAN meet

BACOLOD City – The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is considering a gun ban in the city as part of the security measures for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings in March 2017. Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, BCPO director, said they are now making an assessment if a gun ban is needed in […]

City dad appeals to stop bomb hoaxes

BACOLOD City – City Councilor Caesar Distrito urged the public to stop spreading bomb jokes hoaxes. Distrito made the appeal after a third bomb threat hit the city in February 2017, the latest recipient being hit STI-West Negros University last Feb. 21. Distrito said the people should be more responsible and circumspect with their actuations. […]

Cop disarmed after punching traffic aide

BACOLOD City – A member of the PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) based in Sagay City, Negros Occidental was disarmed and restricted to their camp while under investigation for allegedly punching a traffic enforcer here on Feb. 11, 2017. Superintendent Luisito Acebuche, Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) head, identified the policeman as Police Officer 1 John […]

Wife shoots hubby cop

BACOLOD City – A policeman was allegedly shot to death by his wife after a heated argument evening of Feb. 21, 2017 at their home in Block 8, Lot 123 of Sto. Rosario Heights, Brgy. Junob, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. A report from Police Regional Office (PRO-18) released on Feb. 22, 2017 identified the victim […]

Bomb threat hits Bacolod anew

BACOLOD CITY – Another bomb threat rocked this city on Feb. 21, 2017. This is the third bomb hoax to hit schools and universities here since January. Senior Insp. Elmer Bonilla, Police Station 4 chief, said classes at the STI-West Negros University were prematurely suspended and students were evacuated while the bomb disposal team searched […]

Vice guv: No ghost employees at SP

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said there are no ghost employees at his office and the rest of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan amid the ongoing audit on contractual employees at the capitol. Lacson said what they have are technical assistants assigned to field works. “I would like to believe that all […]

Scholarships for IP students

BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental released P383,950 worth of scholarship assistance to 95 elementary and high school students from the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) communities in the province. A report released by the Capitol on Feb. 20, 2017 indicated that the beneficiaries included 41 elementary students and 54 high school students from […]