DOWNTOWN Business was good for tricycle drivers in downtown Bacolod City yesterday, with PUJs on strike.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )


Murder raps vs. Yap junked
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

San Carlos Regional Trial Court Branch 57 Judge DaniloAmisola has dismissed three murder cases and one frustrated murder case filed against Rep. Melecio Yap (Neg. Occ., 1st District) for lack of probable cause, Escalante City Prosecutor Ranela De la Fuente confirmed last night.

No bail had been set for the murder cases approved for filing by Ombudsman ConchitaCarpio Morales against Yap, but his arrest was not ordered following Yap's motion.

Yap's lawyer, Ariel Malunes, had filed motions for judicial determination of probable cause, saying Yap is innocent of such crimes. moremoremore

Tension rises at protest,
‘90% of PUJs standstill'
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Tension rose between protesters and personnel of three Ceres buses at corner Hernaez-Lopez Jaena streets in Bacolod City, at the height of the transport strike yesterday afternoon.

Diego Malacad, secretary-general of the United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC) said the buses, with the signage “Bata-Libertad Vice Versa”, “Mansilingan-Central Market” and “Airport-Central Market Vice Versa” picked up passengers within the Libertad area.

Malacad said they stopped the buses to inquire for special permits allowing them to pick up passengers in Bacolod, but the drivers and fare collector of the buses' failed to present any document. moremoremore

 

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Nine NIR police officers get
medals for anti-drug drive
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Police Regional Office 18 yesterday honored nine of its police commissioned officers assigned in the Negros Island Region, in recognition of their anti-drug campaign accomplishments, and meritorious achievements, during the PNP anniversary held at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.

Recipients of the Medalya ng Kagalingan were Senior Inspector Romel Luga, Supts. Jovito Atanacio, Willy Diel, Antonietto Cañete, and Robert Lingbawan, Senior Inspector John Ganzon, and Chief Inspector Jovil Sedel.

Senior Supt. Melchor Coronel and Police Officer 3 Darlene Catacutan got the Medalya ng Kasanayan each for meritorious achievements..