BING Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia announces the official dates of the 2016 MassKara Festival, from October 1 to 23, while festival director Eli Francis Tajanlangit (right) of the Silver MassKara Festival Organization, announces the schedule of the major activities of the festival.*

Neg. Occ. voters up
5.36%, Comelec says


Negros Occidental now has 1,752,647 voters with an increase of 89,155 new registrants for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October, Provincial Elections Officer Jessie Suarez said yesterday.

This means a 5.36 percent increase during the recent voter registration from July 15 to 30, he said.

A Comelec report showed Bacolod City with the most number of new voters at 9,123, followed by Kabankalan City - 6,116, Cadiz City – 5,042, Calatrava – 4,664, San Carlos City – 4,555, Sagay City - 3,697, Sipalay City – 3,691, Bago City – 3,541, Binalbagan – 3,516, Escalante City – 3,099, Himamaylan City – 2,905, Silay City – 2,891 and Victorias City -2,811. moremoremore

4 police officials
face complaint

Complaints of alleged grave abuse of authority and irregularity in the performance of service have been lodged against four police officials assigned in Negros before the Office of the President.

Complainant Leonora de Mesa Hernandez alleged she was harassed by Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, Negros Island Region police director, Senior Supt. William Señoron, Supt. Luisito Acebuche and Senior Inspector Romeo Vargas, in connection with the disposal of metals, which she claimed to have been purchased from the National Mines and Allied Workers Union.

Hernandez further claimed that the respondents maliciously intervened in the disposal of the metals. moremoremore


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6 NegOr cop chiefs relieved

The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office clarified published reports that it sacked six OIC chiefs of police in the province, for failure to implement Operation Tokhang in their areas.

NORPPO deputy provincial director for administration, Supt. Reynold Andot, said the six were relieved because the local chief executives wanted a chief of police of their choice.

Andot identified the six police officers who were relieved last week as Bayawan City Police Station OIC chief, Supt. Dominiciano Distrito Jr., who was replaced by newly downloaded police officer from the region Supt. Melchor Agusin; Supt. Resty Santos of Tanjay PS, replaced by Supt. Bonifacio Tecson; OIC Bais City police chief, C/Insp. Ronilo Macasilhig, replaced by C/Insp. Alvin Futalan; Zamboanguita OIC police chief, Senior Insp. Enrique Asonio replaced by C/Insp. Rolando Asidoy; San Jose police OIC chief, Senior Insp. Elpidio Tagoan Jr., replaced by Insp. Blas Alpeche; and Insp. Antonio Jabar of the Pamplona Police Station, replaced by Insp. John Lynbert Yango, after having served as OIC chief of police for two years..