DRILL. Soldiers of the 303rd Infantry Brigade participate in the nationwide earthquake drill at Camp Major Nelson Gerona in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, yesterday*
Bacolod cop convict
in bloody Bilibid riot
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The former head of the Bacolod police Drug Enforcement Unit, who was sentenced to 120 years imprisonment for the kidnapping and murder of a former barangay captain and two others, was among those involved in a riot at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City yesterday that left a convicted drug lord dead, and three others injured.
Former Chief Inspector Clarence Dongail was convicted in 2011 for the kidnap and murder of former Brgy. Pahanocoy Captain Eleuterio Salabas, Ricardo Suganob and Maximo Lomoljo in Bacolod City in 2003.
The barangay captain was the husband of Elizabeth Orola Salabas, chairman of the board of VMA Global College and Training Center in Bacolod.
The Commission on Elections will begin purging from its list voters who have failed to vote in the last two elections and those who have died, Negros Occidental Provincial Election Officer Jessie Suarez said yesterday.
The Comelec will be sending notices of deactivation to those who have failed to vote in two successive general elections, he said.
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Disposal of spoiled foodstuff
for calamity victims probed
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Dumaguete expressed alarm over the discovery that food items and other perishable materials intended for victims of calamities, and donated by private citizens or the government, rotted inside the conference room of the Dumaguete Social Welfare Office and were allegedly disposed of without proper documentation.
City Social Welfare officer Carola Alquero, and Raquel Palencia, who was in charge of the storage, appeared before the SP to shed light on the reports that spoiled items were buried at the garbage dumpsite recently, including expired bottles of mineral water.
Councilor Manny Arbon said the SP wants to get to the bottom of this, to be able to establish a policy that is transparent so that when there are donations for victims of calamities, they should not be stored inside the DSWD building, but in any warehouse that the city will engage to prevent them from being spoiled and exposed to rats and leaking ceilings.