Bacolod City

CENECO Employees Coop Pursues Dream

The CENECO Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CEMPCO) is embarking on multi-million-peso projects in Bacolod City that will not only make the coop self-sustaining and more capable of helping its members, but will give it a niche in the cooperative movement.

Roel C. Venus, Cempco chairperson, told Negros Daily Bulletin (NDB) the coop has acquired and fully-paid a P14 million lot where it will put up a three-storey commercial building estimated to cost P50 million.

‘Be Part of Solution, Not the Problem’

Senior Supt. William Señoron, acting police provincial director of Negros Occidental yesterday appealed to voters to be “part of the solution and not the problem as the May 9, 2016 polls is fast approaching.”

Señoron said that police-men are prepared to ensure a peaceful conduct of the election, but pointed out that law enforcers need the support and cooperation of the voting public.

He added that there are voters and supporters of certain candidates that get emotional and would engage each other in arguments.

Lavin Back in Negros as NBI NIR Director, Eyes Focus on Cyber Crimes

Lawyer Ferdinand Lavin is back in Negros as new regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) effective yesterday.

Lavin, who used to head the NBI Bacolod field office called on Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., at his office yesterday.

He headed NBI-Bacolod for two years before being transferred to Region 9-Western Mindanao as regional director.

“Being back here is a new challenge for me,” Lavin said, adding his new assign-ment will be “very interesting”.

Construction Worker Nabbed with Firearm

Police Station 8 arrested a construction worker with firearm while drunk and was unruly in a boarding house at Purok Mars in Barangay Singcang-Airport here, Sunday evening.

Police Station 8 operative which has jurisdiction over the area arrested Joseph Grapa, of legal age and temporarily residing at the construction in Barangay Alijis.

He was complaint by a landlady identified as Wilma Mina, 50, for creating scandal and brandishing his firearm inside the boarding house premises.

Grapa was looking for his girlfriend residing in the area named Roxanne.

2 Die, 2 Hurt in Road Mishap

Two persons were killed and two others injured in separate road mishaps in Sagay and Bacolod cities, Saturday and Sunday.

Police identified the victims as Jerry Fuentes Java, 53, married, of Central Lopez, Barangay Paraiso, Sagay City and Ronnie Horilla, 27, resident of Purok Neptune, Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City.

Injured were RJ John Java, 21; and Serafin Parcon, Jr., 46, both of Central Lopez in Barangay Paraiso, Sagay City.