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Bacolod City

Househelp Charged for Qualified Theft of P1.4M Worth of Jewelries, $ Bills

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Police filed qualified theft charges Monday against a househelper for stealing jewelries and US dollars worth P1.4 million from her employer of five years in Brgy. Villamonte here.

Twenty years old Ann Kiah Rose Rios of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental was arrested by Police Station 4 and is now detained at the police Station.

Her employer Maria Elizabeth Piodos, 44, of Capitol Heights Phase 2, Barangay Villamonte discovered a pawnshop receipt inadvertently thrown by her, last Sunday.

Faulty Electrical Wiring Causes P20-M Fire

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Bacolod City Fire Marshall Chief Inspector Bartolome Beliran said a faulty electrical wiring may have caused the early Monday fire at SK Divisoria Commercial Building along Luzuriaga Street, Brgy. 27.

Beliran, however, has yet to make a report of the final findings to Mayor Monico O. Puentevella.

The fire gutted four stores, the SK One Trading, UNI 68, JINYI Fashion, and AGWIKIING, about 1:50 am Monday.

Beliran said the fire was put under control about three hours later at 4:53 am same day by responding firetrucks including volunteer fire brigades.

CDC Oks Realignment of P14-M CDRRMO Budget to Purchase Dumptrucks, Equipment

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The City Development Council (CDC) approved the P14-M realignment budget proposed by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) to purchase dumptrucks and disaster equipment.

This budget is intended to buy a dredger machine but Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella says, “We do not need a dredger right now. What we need are dumptrucks for disaster situation.”

The additional trucks, Puentevella added, can also be used for flood and typhoon-related incidents as existing dumptrucks allocated by the previous administration are already dilapidated.

Frustrated Murder Filed vs 3 Suspects in Pillbox Explosion

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Police Station 8 head Inspector Elmer Bonilla filed frustrated murder charges at City Prosecutor’s Office here against three suspects in pillbox explosion in a wake at Purok Paghidaet, Brgy. Tangub, Sunday.

The accused were Efren Buenaflor, 18, of United Roadside; Morin Capunong, 24, single, of Crossing 8; and Penrod Calma, 26, of Purok Greenfield - all of Brgy. Tangub.

They were arrested in a follow-up police operation and are now detained at Police Station 8.

P20-M Fire Razes Divisoria

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An early morning fire engulfed SK Divisoria commercial building about 1:50 am yesterday, Bacolod City Fire Marshall Chief Inspector Bartolome Beliran said.

CHAMBER VFB firefighters wrap up a more than 2 hours of fighting a fire that hit SK Plaza Divisoria mall along Luzuriaga Street at downtown Bacolod early yesterday morning.* (Owen S. Bayog / NDB photo)

Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade (CVFB) Chief Bryant Lao being interviewed by members of the media, giving his post assessment of the fire that hit SK Plaza Divisoria at downtown Bacolod around 2 a.m. yesterday. (Owen S. Bayog/NDB Photo)



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