The raging grass fire in Candoni* (Nicolas Lachica photo)
Six Army soldiers were charged for two counts of murder before the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor's Office Friday, in connection with the recent fatal shooting of two civilians in Cadiz City.
While only two of the six Army soldiers have tested positive for gunpowder nitrates, Supt. Edel Jose Manzano, Cadiz City police chief, yesterday said it will depend on the Provincial Prosecutor's Office whom they will recommend to face the appropriate charges.
Manzano, however, withheld the identities of the two Army soldiers who tested positive for gunpowder nitrates during paraffin testing. Two firearms of the Army soldiers – M-16 and M-14 assault rifles - were also found to have been fired, as shown by the positive result of the ballistic tests, he added.
A Bacolod resident has been found guilty of the offense of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and damage to property for the death of a 9-year-old University of St. La Salle-Integrated School pupil last year.
Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 41 Judge Ray Alan Drilon meted Czarina Servando Ramos a prison term of six months arresto mayor for the untimely death of Rafael Akol Peñalosa, a Grade 4 pupil, who was sideswiped on Feb. 12, 2015 in front of the Heritage Building 1, C.L. Montelibano Street, Bacolod City.
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Siquijor eyed as election
watchlist area: Comelec
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Provincial Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council of Siquijor has recommended that the entire province be declared as an election watchlist area.
Acting provincial election supervisor, Eddie Aba, confirmed this in yesterday's meeting of the Siquijor Electoral Board, held at the Carmel College in Siquijor town.
Siquijor province is composed of six municipalities: Maria, Lazi, Larena, San Juan, Enrique Villanueva, and the capital of Siquijor.