With the declaration of Manila Times that Bacolod City ranks number one Philippine Model City, will become an attraction to investors, according to Mayor Evelio Leonardia at the presscon yesterday.
An estimated one hundred million peso projects are being hatched by the government of Bacolod City. These are the Bacolod Coastal Boulevard; Bacolod Public Plaza Conservation and Restoration; Bacolod Sum-ag River Development; Bacolod Welcome Arch; Urban Food Center; and the Bacolod Nature Park in Brgy. Alangilan.
A former army soldier of 61st Infantry Battalion shot dead a man who is his neighbor after he held him up while the victim was walking with his 77-year-old mother in Sitio Kalapnisan, Barangay Inayawan in Cauayan town Saturday.
Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito, Cauayan PNP chief identified the victim as Reynaldo Albaña, 30 years old, resident of the place.
He sustained gunshot wounds in the different parts of his body and was rushed to the nearest hospital but declared dead on arrival.
A tricycle driver was shot, stabbed and hacked dead by two brothers at Hacienda Rosario Sur, Reclamation Area, Barangay Granada around 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Chief Inspector Sherlock Gabana, Police Station 5 chief identified the victim as Julius Medel, 28, of Purok Pinaya-on, Barangay Granada. He sustained gunshot wound, stab and hack wounds and died on the spot, police said.
A electrician was shot dead outside the Victorias Commercial Complex around 7:25 p.m. Sunday.
Police Superintendent Herman Garbosa, Victorias City PNP chief identified the suspect as Jonathan Cueva Baitan, 39, of Villa Miranda, Barangay 6-A, Victorias City, Negros Occidental.
He sustained four gunshot wounds in the different parts of the body and was rushed to nearby Ikaayong Lawas Foundation Medical Clinic but was declared dead on arrival.
Newly elected president of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) Roy Cordova has instructed the management and employees of the Cooperative to provide copies of information regarding the operation of CENECO whoever would ask it. This is to conform with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte based on the Freedom of Information Law, to be always transparent to the stakeholders we serve. “We have nothing to hide, so everyone is entitled to know CENECO operations,” Cordova emphasized.
He also said although he has filed case with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) against GM Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr., but he asked him to work for CENECO. Their feud has nothing to do with the operation CENECO. Hence, their communication lines now are open 24/7, according to Cordova.
The Bacolod City Regional Trial Court(RTC), Branch 42 has dismissed a civil case requesting for manual count or audit of the ballots cast in the May 9, 2016 elections pursuant to the constitutional guarantee of suffrage.