MERGE Police chiefs present more than 100 surrendered and recovered unlicensed guns to Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City.* (Gilbert Bayoran photo)


Negros cops to use
‘iron hand approach’
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

There are 10,908 firearms with expired licenses in Negros Occidental, the owners of which are soon to be subjects of police operations, ifthey will not surrender them to police stations for safekeeping, a top police official warned yesterday.

Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, yesterday said guns with expired licenses are considered loose firearms.

Only 63 guns with expired licenses have been surrendered to the police in Negros Occidental for safekeeping, as of yesterday, police records showed. moremoremore


Neg. Occ. dengue deaths 26
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The dengue death toll in Negros Occidental has hit 23 this year, with Cadiz City having the highest number at seven, aProvincial Health Office surveillance report released yesterday said.

In Bacolod City there were also three dengue deaths and 464 cases as of July 28, Dr. Grace Tan of the City Health Office, said yesterday.

Meanwhile, the other dengue deaths in Negros Occidental were in San Enrique ‒ 3, Sipalay City ‒ 3, Kabankalan City ‒ 2, La Carlota City ‒ 2, and one each in Pulupandan, Valladolid, EB Magalona, La Castellana, Hinigaran, and Bago City. moremoremore

 

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ERC sets Bacolod hearing
on P1.4B CapEx of Ceneco

BY MARK L. GARCIA

Officials from the Energy Regulatory Commission will conduct a public hearing on the application of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative for a multi-year capital expenditure (CapEx) plan, worth P1.4 billion, at the Ceneco compound in Bacolod City on August 16.

Based on ERC Case No. 2018-018 RC, the government agency will conduct a public hearing to determine Ceneco’s compliance with the jurisdictional requirements, conduct of expository presentation, pre-trial conference, and presentation of evidence.

Division head Leonel Tambanillo of Ceneco’s Corporate Planning said yesterday that the hearing will determine the electric cooperative’s compliance with the requirements for proceeding to the further stages for CapEx application.