CHR exec twits anti drug strategy

BACOLOD City – While the spray paint campaign on houses of drug peddlers were effective during the time of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, an official of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) expressed apprehension over the new anti-illegal drugs strategy of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). David Bermudo, CHR-Western Visayas chief, said […]

Over 12,000 new voters registered in NegOcc

  BACOLOD City – The ongoing satellite registration conducted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in various barangays and schools in Negros Occidental registered over 12,000 new voters in 2017. Provincial Election Supervisor Jesse Suarez said that as of Feb. 22, 2017, a total of 12,208 registrants have signed up at the satellite registration from […]

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. […]