Criminal charges for alleged use of fake bills will be filed against two women arrested earlier this week by elements of Police Station 1 (PS1) - Bacolod City Police Office in Brgy. 35.
Police authorities ready the case for violation of Article 168 of the Revised Penal Code or illegal possession and use of false treasury or bank notes and other instruments of credit against Mary Joy Badonio, 23, of Purok 6, Magsungay, and 60-year old Helen dela Cruz, of Purok 4, Brgy. Singcang-Airport.
Badonio and dela Cruz were apprehended following the complaint lodged by Alien Adle, store owner where the suspects reportedly used the counterfeit bills in exchange for goods.
Jude Montilla, a Bacoleño and one of suspects in the kidnapping and killing of former Barangay Pahanocoy Captain Eleuterio Salabas Jr. and two others, including Cagayan de Oro instructor Ricardo Suganob and Salabas’ nephew Maximo Lomoljo years ago in Bacolod City, was arrested in Daet town in Camarines yesterday, Orophil executive Tom Orola said.
Montilla was arrested by Daet PNP authorities after years of hiding when the Salabas et. al. case was exposed and warrants of arrest for the more than 20 suspects, including senior and junior police officers, were issued.
"Release Election Honoraria – Now na!" . . . a chant by teachers during their protest action at the Fountain of Justice (FOJ) yesterday. *(Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
Teachers under the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Negros (ACT - Negros) and the Bacolod City Public School Teachers’ Federation (BCPSTF) held a protest rally at the Fountain of Justice in front of the old Bacolod City Hall to call on COMELEC to release the long-delayed honoraria for some teachers in Negros Occidental and the entire Region 6 who served in the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) during the recent election.
Bacolod Councilor-elect Jun Gamboa gave his statement of support to the teachers who held the protest action yesterday at the FOJ. * (Owen S. Bayog/NDB photo)
The bigger spenders are not always the winners. Or so, if their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) are to be believed.
Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. reportedly spent P1,893,919 in the May 2013 elections, based on his SOCE submitted to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Provincial Office, but he lost to Gov. Alfredo Maranon Jr. who spent P1,776,601, or a difference of P117,318.
June 13, 2013
The Bacolod City Water District will conduct service improvement activities which will cause temporary water supply interruption and turbid water in some portions of the service area.
SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, June 14, 2013
ACTIVITY: Closure of pipelines at Sto. Niño Stop, San Juan Street
AFFECTED AREAS: Barangays 1, 2, and Banago
Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) informs its electricity consumers that, in order to ensure the stability of its distribution lines, maintenance activities will be conducted on June 16, 2013, Sunday, as follows:
Date: June 16, 2013 - Sunday
Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Removal of Primary Poles at Bacolod Public Plaza proposed landmark;
Installation of three (3) 37.5KVA distribution transformers and accessories;
Stringing of Service Wire; and
Opening of 3 disconnecting cut-outs for two (2) 167KVA common distribution transformers for the extension of 1 span 3-phase open secondary line
by Darlene May P. Casiano
I am a Bacolodnon and currently breathe the air and walk the streets of Bacolod City. Social media is the tool that links me with friends far and wide and undoubtedly instrumental in expanding my network in carrying on personal advocacies in tourism development and promotions, good governance and improving our public school services, among others.
Through my social media links and friends, I personally came to know about the celebration of Philippine Independence Day on June 2, 2013 in New York City, far too advanced than our June 12 celebration in the country. During the New York City celebration led by the Philippine Consulate, our fellow Bacolodnons participated in the festivities and revelries as BACOLOD MASSKARA DANCERS NEW YORK EDITION.
The photos and videos on the BACOLOD MassKara NY Edition Group were shared through social media with friends and group pages especially among the Bacolodnons. On the day itself, immediate postings generated Ohsss and Ahhhss as we saw our personal friends dance in the streets of NY to the familiar beat of MASSKARA music. It was through Eden de la Cruz-Oyco a kasimario from Villamonte, Bacolod City and currently a resident of New Jersey, USA that I saw the postings of the fun and frolic in the streets of New York.
In an Independence Day message, graduating Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia revealed that Bacolod City remains on the right track and has been surging ahead to liberate the city from the crisis of its mono crop economy and be one of the country’s fastest growing billionaire city in the country today.
"I am proud that as Bacoleños, we have that certain resiliency of the spirit uniting us as a people and binding us to a common interest for the best of our city. Some kind of common interest contributing to a common good to attain and sustain the progress made," Leonardia said as he addressed the crowd that braved the rains early morning Wednesday.
Leonardia disclosed that in the past nine years, the city has been enjoying the independence and freedom from the grim statistics of unemployment due to the very favorable business environment for major investments which have been giving jobs to many of our unemployed.
Bacolod’s civic and military groups joined Wednesday’s parade that started off at the Provincial Capitol Lagoon with City Administrator John Orola and city officials heading a long line of paraders.
Councilor Sonya Verdeflor was in a second jeep following Orola’s with Attys. Joselito Bayatan and Goldwyn Nifras in third position followed by PNP, Army, BJMP personnel at the frontline.
Barangay representatives, Philippine Coastguard, Philippine Airforce, the Adventist Response Unit, Amity Fire Brigade, Bacolod Fire Prevention or BFD, the Filipino-Chinese Chamber and NOHS were likewise at the lead.
The people are now eager to know the City’s financial state especially the status of its reported P1.4 Billion debts but yesterday’s meeting, June 13, 2013, of transition teams was a disappointment.
The organized Mayor-elect Monico Puentevella’s transition team was met with "zero documents" coming from the side of Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s transition team headed by Secretary to the Mayor Moises de la Cruz.
TRANSITION. Documented photo of the June 13, 2013 meeting of the two transition teams. The left side is the City Department Heads representing the team organized by outgoing Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia. The right side is the transition team organized by incoming Mayor Monico Puentevella. (Gil Severino photo)
Absent in yesterday’s meeting were representative from the Department of Interiors and Local Government (DILG) and representative from the Commission of Audit (COA).
After "deliberations over nothing", the transition teams of both sides agreed to re-postpone submission of 28 documents stipulated in Leonardia’s Executive Order number 13 s. 2013, signed May 7, 2013.