red Catholics joined a procession in solidarity with the global call to condemn Christian persecutions through the Red Wednesday Campaign at the San Sebastian Cathedral, Bacolod City, yesterday.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Cops arrest jail officer,
another dies in mishap

A jail officer of the Negros Occidental District Jail in Bago City, Negros Occidental, was arrested for allegedly carrying a gun at Liroville Subdivision, Barangay Singcang-Airport in Bacolod City, at about 3:10 a.m. yesterday.

Police Station 8 and Regional Public Safety Batallion personnel nabbed Jail Officer 1 Mark Kristoffer Venus, 31, of Barangay Cansalongon, Isabela town, Negros Occidental, a police report said.

The police said they were conducting a mobile patrol and OplanSita when they caught Venus carrying a gun. moremoremore

Alvarez warns
vs. impostors

Deputy House Speaker Mercedes Alvarez (Neg. Occ., 6 th District) yesterday warned the public against persons using her name to solicit money.

Alvarez said she knows of two friends and a businessman who were called by a woman using her name to solicit financial assistance allegedly for students/scholars who will travel to China.

The friend said that after the first call, she received a second one from a person pretending to be Alvarez to follow up the solicitation. moremoremore


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Power interruptions explained

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. conducted a series of weekend power interruptions, particularly on Nov. 4, 11, 12, 18 and 19, caused by the put up of new 69-kilovolt transmission poles to replace rotten poles, transfer of wires to the newly-erected poles, stringing of 69kV transmission lines, and preventive maintenance servicing of transformers in different substations.

Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr., in a press release, said these activities are vital to the operations of the power coop to secure power reliability and to avoid further serious damages that might result to major power interruptions...