Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. receives a copy of the book containing the names of farm tourism sites in the country from Sen. Cynthia Villar at Mely's Garden in Bacolod City.*
Regional Director Gilbert Sadsad of the Department of Education yesterday said 30 to 40 percent of the senior high school classrooms for Negros Island Region had not been completed as of April by the Department of Public Works and Highways.
This is composed of about 500 to 600 classrooms, and he hopes the DPWH reduces its backlog even up to 20 percent when classes open in June, Sadsad said.
“DPWH officials told us during a coordination meeting in April that the delays were caused by lack of buildable space, failure of bidding, no bidders for classrooms in mountainous areas, failure of soil testing and failure of contractors,”he added.
Bag thieves caught on CCTV
BY SHIELA GELERA
A closed-circuit television camera captured at least two “salisi” suspects stealing the bag of an Australian national at the Vikings Restaurant at SM City Bacolod in Barangay 12, Bacolod City, at about 12:32 p.m. yesterday.
CCTV footage showed that a man wearing a black shirt and pants went behind the victim, who was eating,and took his slingbag hangingon the chair.
Another suspect, a woman, who was wearing a striped shirt and a jumper skirt, approached and got the sling bag from the man, placed it in her big hand bag, and they left the place, the CCTV footage showed.
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Russian charged in death
of endangered sea turtle
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Police filed charges against a Russian national yesterday afternoon for allegedly killing an endangered green sea turtle in a marine sanctuary in Masaplod Sur, Dauin town in south Negros Oriental.
Charged before the Provincial Prosecutor's Office for violation of Section 97 of Republic Act 8550, as amended by Sec. 102 of Republic Act 10654, was Anton Likharev, 35, single, of Vladivostok, Russia, Insp. Bernabe Rubio, the police chief of Dauin, said.
Section 102 of RA 10654 stipulates that it is unlawful to take, catch, gather, sell, purchase, possess, transport, export, or ship out aquatic species listed in Appendix I of the Convention of the International Trade on Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna or CITES, or those categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources..