CHEERDANCE Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion, outgoing officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, receives the Medalya ng Kasanayan from Chief Supt. Conrado Capa at the turnover of command at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.* (GPB photo)

Mayor threatens suit
vs. SP, bank closure

Escalante Acting Mayor Santiago Maravillas yesterday threatened to padlock a bank and file charges against members of the city's Sangguniang Panlungsod for failure to act on his request for authority to sign checks for the various expenses of the local government.

Maravillas, 76, took over as acting mayor of Escalante City in Negros Occidental on December 31, after the Ombudsman suspended Mayor Melecio Yap Jr. and three other officials for 90 days for simple misconduct.

Suspended along with Yap were city treasurer Wilfredo Ruiz, city budget officer Roy Caralde and then OIC accountant Arnulfa Donoso.moremoremore

‘City RPT collection increases'

The implementation of the old real property tax rates will not affect the proposed 2016 annual budget, acting Bacolod Mayor Greg Gasataya said yesterday.

This is because the projected income in the 2015 annual budget was P180 million, which is the same amount proposed in the 2016 annual budget, he said.

In fact, the collection on real property taxes has increased because many taxpayers are eager to pay their obligations after old rates were implemented, Gasataya saidmoremoremore


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Relieved police officers
get medals, promotion

All three relieved police officials in the Negros Island Region, Senior Supts. Samuel Nacion, Melchor Coronel and Dionardo Bernardo Carlos, each got a Medalya ng Kasanayan, in recognition of their high degree of professionalism in the performance of their duties.

Carlos, who was replaced by Senior Supt. Harris Fama as officer-in-charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (NORPPO), was re-assigned to the Police Regional Office 7 as the chief of directorial staff, which is a promotion to a higher position, Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, Police Regional Office 18 director, yesterday said.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, who replaced Nacion as officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO), and Senior Supt. Flynn Dongbo, who is the new officer-in-charge of the Bacolod City Police, and Fama, were formally installed by Capa, in a ceremony held at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City, yesterday. .moremoremore