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Bing appoints
3 OIC dep't heads

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia designated officers-in-charge in three offices, whose department heads were ordered dismissed from service by the Office of the Ombudsman together with five other city employees, for their alleged involvement in the P50 million furniture and fixtures case in 2008.

Leonardia designated Tuesday Supervising Agriculturist IV Romeo Garcia Jr. as officer-in-charge of the City Agriculture Office; Engineer IV Noel Impreso, OIC of the City Engineer's Office; and Public Service Officer llRuelGaraygay as OIC of the Department of Public Services.

Among the eight Bacolod City employees, who were served Tuesday by the Department of Interior and Local Government the Ombudsman Joint Resolution dated Dec. 2, 2016 ordering their dismissal from service after finding them guilty of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty, were City Agriculturist and former Bids and Awards chairman Goldwyn Nifras, former budget officer LuzvimindaTreyes; moremoremore

Crackdown on
progressives feared

Leaders of militant groups in Negros Occidental said yesterday that they believe a government crackdown is underway following President Rodrigo Duterte's suspension of peace talks with the Communist rebels, and the arrest of the administrative officer of the Center for People's Resources and Services (CPRS) in Bacolod City.

C hief Superintendent   Renato Gumban , Negros Island Region police director, said there is no crackdown, and Rogina Navarro Quilop, 49, was arrested Tuesday night because there was a warrant ofarrest against her.

He said Quilop is believed to be the secretary of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front finance bureau in Negros. moremoremore


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CHR probes complaints
against French national

The Commission on Human Rights in Negros Oriental is investigating additional complaints filed against a French national, who was accused earlier of alleged violation of Republic Act 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004.

Jess Cañete, special investigator and chief of the local CHR, said yesterday in an interview that two French nationals and their wives have sought his help and lodged complaints against Philippe Sencier.

Cañete said Sencier, 63, has a current address at Suludpan in Bacong, Negros Oriental, a town next to Dumaguete City, although he is rarely at the house reportedly leased to him..