Operatives of Valladolid Police arrested five suspects in buy-bust and while in pot session about 5:15 PM, yesterday at Purok Gingaw, Brgy. Tabao in the town.
PCInsp. Luisito G. Acebuche, police chief led the operation and apprehended Andreano Penol after handing over a small heat-sealed sachet containing suspected shabu to a poseur buyer.
Also collared were Johnmer Balidiong, 25, of Guimaras Province and Andre Mar Penol, 33, Leonid Valero, 25, Arlee Camirin, 20, all of Central Tabao while in pot session. Recovered from the scene were two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, paraphernalia, scissors and lighters.
(Right photo) Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella, Action Center head Ramon Viva and General Services Office head Jerome Solinap inspecting the Vendors’ Plaza in Barangay 12. Puentevella announced its opening and will make necessary improvements to ensure its proper utilization for the transferred vendors.* (CMO-PIO photo)
The city’s improving traffic situation, the prompt issuance and renewal of business permits and licenses and the proposed opening of the Vendors’ Plaza were among the positive notes pointed out by Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella during the Bacolod Government Center (BGC) employees’ flag ceremony yesterday, the City PIO reported.
Mayor Puentevella first recognized the "big difference" the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) made on the speedy process of business permits and licenses, although he admitted that the protocol is still not perfect. The Mayor was also positive to say that it should make the necessary adjustments in the years to come, the PIO press release said.
The proposed Anti-Smoking Ordinance in Negros Occidental is "too sweeping," which is why the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has not acted on it yet.
This was disclosed by 2nd District Salvador Escalante Jr. yesterday, when asked of the update of the said ordinance, authored by 1st District Board Member Rolando Ponsica.
Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella bared tourism-attractive celebrations and livable city programs meant to attract visitors all over the country and foreigners who will, in all probability, relish these events during an interview in the talk show segment of the ABS-CBN’s ANC news channel the other day, Sunday, January 20.
MAIN CELEBRANT Bishop Vicente M. Navarra offering the Almighty’s word of peace to the attendees in yesterday’s mass as the city celebrates the Feast of San Sebastian.* (CMO-PIO photo)
The Bacolod Mayor graced the talk show portion of ABS-CBN’s ANC channel which could be viewed nationwide and worldwide.
Puentevella bared and invited the public at the same time, foreign and February celebrations of which the first this month was held Monday as Viva San Sebastian fiesta in Bacolod which has as its center, the public plaza in the city’s downtown area. The venue of the fiesta celebration, the public plaza, is just a spitting distance from the major Catholic church the San Sebastian cathedral.
BACOLOD Mayor Monico Puentevella, First Lady Josefa Puentevella, Councilors Kalaw Puentevella and Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and former Congressman John Orola attending yesterday the concelebrated mass in honor of the city’s Patron Saint, San Sebastian.* (CMO-PIO photo)
The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Markets chaired by Councilor Sonya Verdeflor recently passed a resolution requesting the City Administrator’s Office and City Treasurer’s Office to consider rotation of the assignment of collectors under City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) in the collection of rental in the public markets and the Manokan Country.
Verdeflor said that under Section 48 of C.O. No. 160, S. of 1996 otherwise known as "An Ordinance Approving the Revised Market Code of Bacolod City," it is provided that 10% of the total collection from the operations of the market shall be set aside as trust fund solely for the use of the maintenance and improvement of the public markets.
Criminal charges for sexual abuse were filed against a former member of the Philippine Army by kins of the children who were reportedly mistreated, yesterday in San Enrique town.
Police report said relatives of the 10 and 9 years old brothers filed the criminal case against former army Arnold Vaflor, 48, of City Heights Subdivision, Brgy. Taculing in Bacolod City who were allegedly sexually abused by the suspect.
Investigation revealed that another 5 year old child was also victimized by the suspect. The three children were asked by the suspect to buy cigarette and bread from a nearby store where the incident happened. Afterward, they were invited to eat inside the shack where the suspect stayed. Examination report confirmed that one of the brothers sustained a 6 o’clock laceration.
Atty. Arsenio Al Acuña was unanimously re-elected as President and Chairman of the Board of Negros Del Norte Planters Association Inc., (NNPAI) during the Annual General Assembly Meeting held at the VMC Golf and Country Club Saturday.
Also elected were: Vice-President - Atty. Teodoro U. Benedicto, Secretary/Treasurer - Alexis G. Javelosa, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer - Manuel Frederick Ko; Board of Directors - Eduardo D. Gargar, Luis C. Locsin, Dr. Albert A. Jo, Renato S. Lacson, Nadina C. Gustilo, Sandra Fermin, Armando Valmayor, Miguel Antonio L. Lacson, Atty. Edgardo Y. Acuña, Eduardo Lopingco, Jose L. Montelibano.
Negros Del Norte Planters’ Association Inc. (NNPAI) Annual General Membership Meeting at the VMC Golf and Country Club in Victorias City on January 18, 2014.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
The case is considered close and solved following the death of the teacher who reportedly shot his superior about 10:20AM inside Trinidad Elementary School in Pontevedra town.
In an interview with NDB, PSInsp. Mary Rose Salve Pico said Harold Salas, 37, of Brgy. Recreo, Pontevedra and a teacher at the said elementary school may be suffering from work-related stress that pushed him to shoot his superior, Jojit Gaudiel.