Eleven LGUs in the province of Negros Occidental are being closely monitored having been listed from a military intelligence report to be under the election watchlist.
Negros Occ. Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) Chief OIC S/Supt.Celestino Guarra, Jr. identified these areas under category 1 - Escalante City and under category 2 - Cadiz City, Manapla town, Victorias City, Toboso town, Calatrava town, Moises Padilla town, Binalbagan town, Himamaylan City, Ilog town and Sipalay City.
Category 1 means there is an existing intense political rivalry and possible presence of armed group while category 2 means there is a possibility of the presence of armed group such as the NPA or private armed group, Guarra explained.
Thirteen police commissioned officers assigned in Negros Occidental were given new assignments a day or two before the January 13 COMELEC banning on the transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service as per Resolution No. 9385.
Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., spokesperson of the Philippine National Police in Negros Occidental, said that the cities of Escalante and Himamaylan as well as the municipalities of Calatrava and Murcia have new police chiefs effective January 11.
Local News: May Poll 2013: Block Timers Told: Observe Ethics Rules; Politicians, Campaigners, Supporters, Too
By George M. De La Cruz
Media practitioners broadcasting as block timers in radio stations here have been told to observe ethics and should stick to standards of ethical practices in responsible journalism during the campaign season.
While it is a given fact the media can make or break one’s integrity, image, and even social status of a person, but such act goes beyond the professional conduct and norms of a professional media practitioner. It is unethical practice that should be avoided, said election supervisor Jessie Suarez of Negros Occidental Friday.
Some Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) officers were moved from their old post to assume new positions as head of Himamaylan and Escalante Cities, along with Calatrava Police Station, yesterday.
Reports said that effective January 10, 2013, Superintendent Simeon Gane will head as officer-in-charge of Himamaylan City Police Station; while former police chief, PSupt. Antonietto Cañete will lead NOPPO’s Operations Branch; Escalante City chief PSupt. Leo Batiles, on the other hand, was transferred to NOPPO’s Police Community Relations (PCR) and PSupt. Jefferson Descallar now heads the Escalante City Police Station.
Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, Jr., director of Police Regional Office 6, awarded Medalya ng Papuri (PNP Commendation Medal) to the 5 policemen of Negros Occidental who collared an alleged drug pusher.
Police Senior Super-intendent Ricardo T. De La Paz (C), City Director, Ba-colod City Police Office (BCPO) gives the Certificate of Appreciation to Pastor Heber A. Bacolod (R), District Pastor of Metro Bacolod District 2 for his invaluable service rendered to the BCPO as guest of honor and speaker during the 19th PNP Ethics Day celebration held on January 7 at BCPO parade grounds.*
Awarded were Senior Inspector Allan Reloj, Senior Police Officer 1 Edsel Villa-nueva, Police Officer 2 Ri-cardo Consulta III, Police Officer 1 Dante Tayo and Police Officer Antonio Villaflor, all members of Calatrava Police Station,Negros Occidental. The were awarded during the flag raising ceremony yesterday at Police Region Office 6, Camp Delgado, Iloilo City.
They arrested Geovannie Recaplaza on Tuesday last week at Sitio Ruyo, Barangay Suba, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. He was caught red handed, while selling the suspected illegal drugs commonly known as ‘shabu.’
A 31-year old fish vendor was collared by police personnel of Calatrava Police Station during an entrapment operation for selling prohi-bited drugs in a sting conducted last Tuesday noon in Barangay Suba of the said municipality.
DRUG BUST IN CALATRAVA. Police personnel in Calatrava arrested Geo-vannie Valencia, 31, of Barangay Suba in an entrapment operation last Tuesday noon which resulted to the confiscation of 22 sachets of suspected shabu worth an estimated P30, 000.*(Photo by Rico Santotome Jr.)
Police Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Jr., spokesperson of the Philippine National Police in the province and at the same time, the chief of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, identified the apprehended suspect as Geovannie Valencia of Sitio Ruyo in the said barangay.
Area 1 (San Carlos, Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava and Don Salvador Benedicto) claimed the secondary boxing title, while Area 3 (Victorias, E.B. Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia) and Area 6 (CHICKS area- Cauayan, Hinobaan, Ilog, Candoni and Kabankalan) tied in the elementary division boxing tournament of the 2012 Palarong Panlalawigan held at the second floor of Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City that ended last Wednesday.
Area 1 Elmar Duoma of Don Salvador Benedicto won the gold medal for Area 1 in (38 kgs) light mosquito weight over Crisostomo Española of Area 3. His teammate John Bryan Pabracuer lost his bout against Area 7 (Bacolod) Renz Orcada in (42 kgs) light paperweight to settle for silver while Jojo Bulanon took the bronze medals in the (49 kgs) light flyweight.
A driver of a mini-bus turned himself in to police authorities after he accidentally hit a child pedestrian about 10 a.m., Wedneday in Sagay City.
Police report said, Sammy Saya-ang, 33, of Brgy. Marcelo, Calatrava and driver of a mini-bus with plate number FWX 409 surrendered to Sagay City Police Station for accidentally bumping against an unidentified child. The victim was crossing the national road at Purok Kalubihan, Brgy. Bato when hit by the vehicle.
Various projects worth more than P300-M have been apportioned to several construction companies in the First Engineering District of the province which spans the whole of the districts in what a highly-reliable sources, all monitors of the Whistleblowers’ Association for Reforms and Responsible Action for Nationalist Transformation (WARRANT), said was a continuing anomalous implementation of a bidding process, manipulated by key contractors and consented to by all those who have participated in the bidding process.
Accounting graduate and specialist, Penuel Tanio is the secretary-general of WARRANT. It is in turn a member of the anti-graft umbrella organization, the Federation of Whistleblowers in Negros (FWIN), headed by former rebel leader Nemesio Demafiles. FWIN has several member-groups and organizations including Bangon Candoni, Hugpong Kabalaka, Claims and Assistance Processing Office (CAPO), Micosup Cooperative and another big anti-graft group, organized by Demafiles. Other officials of WARRANT include former officials of barangays in the city.
Bacolod City Police Office-Police Station 8 (BCPO-PS8) operatives arrested three suspected hold-uppers 9:30 p.m., Monday at corner Magsaysay Avenue, in Brgy. Singcang-Airport.
PSSupt. Ricardo T. De la Paz, BCPO director revealed that Karl John Caridad, Rhay Agriam, both 18 years old and a 17-year old boy were nabbed for alleged robbery charges.