Bacalaodiat ALL SET. Lacson Street is all set for the grand opening of the BacoLaodiat Festival at the Chopstick Alley along North Capitol Road, Bacolod City, 4 p.m. today.*
(Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Dismissal of 3 cops
in Bacolod enforced
BY SHIELA GELERA

Three policemen of the Bacolod City Police Office have been ordered dismissed from the service, effective Jan. 16, 2016 by the Camp Crame Directorate for Personnel and Records Management, based on a joint resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman.

The memorandum was relayed by the Police Regional Office-18, Chief Insp. Dianne Grace Catedral, BCPO public information officer, said yesterday. The three dismissed policemen are Senior Police Officer 1 Dante Victor Escorpion, and Police Officers 1 Edgar Artajo and Bernard Diaz, Catedral said.

The three will be delisted from the BCPO rooster, or list of personnel, and they will return to being civilians, Catedral said. moremoremore

Student found,
reward up for ‘abductors'
BY SHIELA GELERA

The college student, who was missing since Tuesday, was found at the Capitol Lagoon Park at Lacson Street in Bacolod City, at about 6:15 a.m. yesterday.

Although the police could not still determine whether March Ann Baynosa, 24, a native of Toboso town in Negros Occidental, was abducted or not, Toboso, Mayor Richard Jaojoco is offering P100,000 in cash reward to whoever can pinpoint the suspects.

Baynosa was found by her boyfriend at the Capitol Lagoon Park after she called him up to fetch her, Senior Insp. Emmanuel Misajon, Police Station 5 chief, said yesterday.moremoremore

 

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Comelec exec ‘surprised'
by NegOr poll hotspot tag
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Commission on Elections commissioner Christian Lim yesterday expressed surprise that Negros Oriental is included in the Philippine National Police's list of “hotspots” in the country, in the May 9 polls.

In an interview, Lim promised to look into this.

He told Msgr. Julius Heruela, convenor of the Diocesan Electoral Board of the Diocese of Dumaguete that he believes that Negros Oriental is a peaceful province, and its political candidates are not inclined towards violence. .moremoremore