BFP hiring 57 firefighters
The Bureau of Fire Protection in Western Visayas is hiring 57 new fire fighters this year to fill up their personnel in the region, BFP-6 Directorial Staff chief, Supt. Jerry Candido, said yesterday.
Candido said the BFP is still undermanned based on the ideal ratio of one firefighter for every 2,000 population and wants to achieve the ideal ratio through recruitment.
The requirements for applicants are an application letter addressed to Senior Supt. Eleuterio Iturriaga, BFP regional director, duly accomplished personal data sheet form, three copies of Civil Service Commission eligibility, or Professional Regulations Commission report of rating, diploma and transcript of records authenticated by the school.
Also required are birth and marriage certificates, police, National Bureau of Investigation, court and barangay clearances, medical certificates, and applicants should be 21 to 30 years old at the day of the appointment. Height requirement is 1.62 meters (5'4) for males and 1.57 meters (5'2) for females.
Requirements should be submitted for initial screening to the Secretariat, Regional Placement and Selection Board, BFP Regional Headquarters 6, Admin Division, by May 27, Candido said.
Applicants should undergo qualifying examination, physical/agility tests, panel interview, and neuro-psychiatric examination, to be appointed and accepted.*APN
Man kills sister-in-law
A man stabbed dead his sister-in-law for no apparent reason in Punta Villa Solidad, Brgy. Estefania in Bacolod City, at about 6 p.m. Friday.
Chief Insp. Adonis Rosales, Station 4 commander, identified the fatality as Besame Salapante, 53, of the barangay, who was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital with stab wounds in the stomach but died about three hours after the incident.
Investigation conducted by Senior Police Officer 2 Rommel Parcon showed that Besame and her husband were preparing dinner when suspect Norberto Salapante, 53, of the same barangay, entered their house and stabbed her with a 12-inch butcher's knife .
Rosales said the suspect, older brother of the victim's husband, is now detained at the lockup cell of Police Station 4, and will be charged for homicide before the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office tomorrow.*SHIELA G. GELERA
‘No liquor ban violation,
vote-buying in Bacolod'
Bacolod City Police officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, yesterday said that, so far, there were no reports of violation of the Commission on Elections liquor ban, and vote-buying in the city.
But Ordaniel said the police are intensifying the campaign on the liquor ban, vote-buying, and other crimes to ensure secure and fair elections today.
He said all 10 police station commanders, the City Mobile Group, and the PNP Trackers' Team were advised to be on alert and monitor illegal activities for the duration of the polls.
He added that the contingency budget for the 474 cops on election duty in Bacolod was released Saturday by the BCPO Finance Department.
Ordaniel said policemen assigned to the 45 polling centers and on roving operations each received P1,500, and those in offices, P850 each.*SGG