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Bacolod City

PWD Officers Inducted

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Officers of the Association of Persons with Disabilities of Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Brgy. Mandalagan and Brgy. Estefania were recently inducted by their respective Punong Barangays.

Person Yields Shabu by Chance Arrest

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A traffic enforcer flagged down two motorcycle-riding persons along the highway of Silay City 7:30PM Tuesday, without a helmet, but one of them yielded prohibited shabu at Silay City police station.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay police chief identified the suspect as Rey Deocampo Jimena, legal age, of Purok Kagaykay, Brgy. 2, Bacolod City.

Business Sector Endorses CENECO Power Reliability Project

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The president of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) yesterday said the business sector in Metro Bacolod area is endorsing and calling for public support to the proposed purchase of power supply by the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) from Energreen Power Development and Manage-ment, Inc. (Energreen) which he said will ensure stable and reliable electri-city supply in Bacolod and neighboring cities and towns.

Frank A. Carbon, MBCCI president also said his group came out with a position paper supporting the purchase agreement, saying that even the national government is trying to encourage the establishment of more power plants to anticipate the impending power crisis starting next year.

Carbon said new invest-ments by the private and government sectors are coming into Bacolod and the cities of Bago, Talisay and Silay, and the towns of Murcia and Salvador Benedicto which will need more power supply.

These cities and towns, comprising Metro Bacolod, are under the service area of CENECO.

Post-Blast Investigation Course Held at Panaad

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Forty seven police officers in Negros Occidental are undergoing a five-day Post-Blast Investigation Course that started Monday, September 22 and will culminate on Friday, September 26 at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

The said training was initiated by the Philippine Bomb Data Center of the Philippine National Police and sponsored by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental. It is aimed at providing Negrense-policemen with basic knowledge and skills in post-blast investigation.

BTAO Apprehends 263 Trikes in 4 Months

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The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) has apprehended 263 vehicles from June until the first week of September this year.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) turns over a check worth P1M to barangay officials of Brgy. San Jose, Sipalay City headed by Brgy. Capt. Ricardo C. De Gracia (4th from left) for the proposed construction of San Jose Spring Development.*(Capitol photo)

BACOLOD CITY Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. addresses the mammoth crowd during the tree planting event at Purok Arao in Brgy. Vista Algre, with giant tarpaulin challenging "Save Lives… Plant Trees" as theme, while CDRRMO Chief Rufino Alcala holds a megaphone for the councilor.*

Records obtained by the NDB from BTAO showed that of the total number of vehicles nabbed by the traffic discipline officers of the Bacolod City government, 217 were "for hire" vehicles and 46 private vehicles.

Of the 217 "for hire" vehicles, 157 of them had no drivers license and 109 with expired official registration during the same period, the records showed.

On the other hand, the BTAO also nabbed 195 tricycles with no motorized tricycle operators permits (MTOP) and business permit.

Of the total private vehicles caught, 31 had no drivers license and 28 had expired (ORs).


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