A motorcycle rider and his 9-year old back rider were hurt in a road accident about 4AM, Sunday at the intersection of Montinola St. and Osmeña Avenue, Brgy. 3 in Victorias City.
Investigation revealed a blue-colored Honda 155 motorcycle with plate number 7550 driven by Jeric Francisco, 21, and his back rider Oniel Inociete, 9, both of Hacienda Amanda, Brgy. 8 were traveling from north to south direction of the highway when it accidentally hit a Fuso Canter dropside with plate number KFP 271 and driven by Alberto Presidentes.
Two bodies were found in Cauayan and Kabankalan cities over the weekend by local police authorities.
Over Cauayan town, Jovil Disapor, 45, a sugarcane worker, of Purok 2, Brgy. Mambugsay, was found dead with struck wounds on the head and back portion of his body.
The victim was discovered about 3AM, Sunday and was also believed to have been strangled to death allegedly by Leo Marcelino, 20, and his brother, Benjie alias Intsik, 22, also of the same place.
The suspected brothers left the scene after the incident and are still at-large. Police are looking into the angle of personal grudges between the involved persons as the motive of the killing.
BACOLOD CITY Councilor Carl Lopez met with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte last November 29, 2013 to request for technical assistance and learn the best practices in the area of fighting criminality, corruption and illegal drugs. Lopez believes that peace and order is very vital in the thrust to increase the arrival of tourists and businessmen in Bacolod.*
We read about the media interview of City Accountant Ed Ravena that he had already submitted a report concerning the PDAF given to Bacolod City.
Questions have arisen on the said Ravena report, and as:
1. Was a copy of his report submitted or coursed through the mayor’s office?
2. Was said report on fund releases to certain areas authenticated and verified?
3. How is it possible that he was able to submit such a report without the necessary inspection and submit proofs that the alleged projects funded by PDAF were really and truly implemented?
WHEN MISTAKES ARE MADE, APOLOGIES SHOULD BE GIVEN. Last Monday, at past 2 p.m. we were startled by a voice at the other end of the line, which demanded we apologize to her for an inadvertence which we had made in our opinion/column which she said named her by mistake as the director of a government water firm.
Since we had just wakened up we could not discern heads and tails who was it demanding apology for the faux pas, we had supposedly committed.
The voice was stern and demanding but we somehow learned who she was because she had identified herself, soon after.
As a newsman, we learned she was also a public figure. Now, who would not know Mrs. Pamela Henares, who, in fact, was at the other end of the line calling our mobile phone. From hindsight later, and from her explanation, she said we must apologize for our having identified her as a director of BACIWA and we had written unflattering issues about her. But I reasoned out I was merely fiscalizing officials in a government firm not clearly having discerned yet that she was stridently complaining because we had made a mistake in naming her.
I can’t stop talking about them, like rags-to-riches stories, but these used plastic cups and bottles have been transformed into raw materials for Christmas parols. We are excited to know that the Industrial Design students of La Consolacion College-Bacolod are getting more orders for their Christmas decorations made from recycled garbage. A month previous we commissioned the students to create these parols, and two Saturdays ago we officially lit them at the Negros Farmers Weekend Market with Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and First Lady Paching. The Mayor, meanwhile, believing in the intrinsic value of what we’re doing, also purchased the same parols for the city’s public plaza. And as pictures of these parols surfaced on Facebook, it was obvious that we have made a political statement against throw-away plastic containers, and that we have brought the campaign to the awareness of millions of Bacolod folk who, heretofore, were indifferent to the issue, or simply uninformed. And we have only received positive feedback. Not once did someone say that these parols are ugly. Everyone oohed and ahhed, if not for the aesthetics, certainly for the noble intention.
Thanks to several friends who sent me emails and links to sites that give a lot of information on how to minimize the effects of sleep debt or compounding lack of sleep.
Yes, iron and Vitamin C supplements, power naps, walking, deep breaths, healthy foods and drinks, etc.
Honestly, I cannot bear simply staying home.
I always crave for the outdoors.
I will try to moderate my greed, so to speak :).
NEGROS DAILY BULLETIN (NDB) Editor and NDB News-Info Alert SMS Service head Arman Pelayo Toga (right) and Watchmen Daily Journal Editor and Aksyon Radyo Bacolod radio commentator John Elmer Casabuena Ubaldo (left) in a recent press conference. Both are appealing for more donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.* (Owen Segovia Bayog photo)
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Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer (4th District) yesterday justified his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations worth P34 million, saying the amount was all accounted for and went to the intended beneficiaries.
A report of the Office of the Provincial Accountant said the Provincial Capitol had disbursed all of the P34 million of Ferrer’s PDAF to the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) - Negros Occidental chapter.