RELIC RELICS. The Pilgrim Relics of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin at theSt. Roch Parish Church in Manapla, Negros Occidental, yesterday before being brought to the Carmelite Monastery in Bacolod City in the afternoon and transferred to the San Sebastian Cathedral at 4 p.m. today.*


Leonardia seeking TRO
vs. Ombudsman's order

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

No money of the government was stolen, there was no overprice, and no conspiracy.

That was the statement of Bacolod Mayor EvelioLeonardia on the joint resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman that ordered his dismissal with nine other officials of the city.

Leonardiayesterday said they have filed their Petition for Temporary Restraining Order and Injunction with the Court of Appeals to the Ombudsman resolution. moremoremore

‘Spiderman' recaptured
BY SHIELA GELERA

A notorious robber whose alias is “Spiderman”escaped from his detention cell at Police Station 7 in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, at about 12:08 a.m. yesterday.

Alvin Martinez, 20, of Barangay Alijis in Bacolod, cut the 12 millimeter steel rod of his lock-up cell with a hacksaw blade, Chief Insp. Charles Gever, Station 7 commander, said yesterday.

Martinez was recaptured in a follow-up operation in Purok Kaingin, Barangay Singcang-Airport in Bacolod, at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Gever said. A knife was found on Martinez, who resisted arrest, yielded, he added. moremoremore

 

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NegOr crime rate down 18%

The Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office reported a total crime volume of 9,803 for 2016, or 18 percent lower compared to 2015.

In a Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting recently, Supt. Carlos Lacuesta of NORPPO reported that the crime volume in the province last year was composed of 2,660 index crimes and 1,200 non-index crimes, including 2,232 crimes under special laws and 3,711 traffic related incidents, a government press release said.

 Index crimes decreased by 519 incidents or 16.32 percent, while non-index crimes reduced by 3,368 incidents or 49 percent..