ACCIDENT ACCIDENT. Four persons, including a pregnant woman, suffered injuries, when a truck carrying carnival rides that they wereon figured in an accident in Brgy. Caningay, Candoni, Negros Occidental, Saturday* (Nicholas Gustilo Lachica II photo * )

Homicide up 200%

Homicide cases in Bacolod City in January increased by 200 percent compared to the same period, last year.

Last month, the Bacolod City Police Office recorded three homicide cases, while there was only one incident in January 2017, its report showed.

Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, BCPO officer-in-charge, said the homicide cases in January this year happened inside residences and the usual cause was misunderstanding, which the police cannot easily prevent. moremoremore

Raps filed vs.
Monico, BAC men

A member of the Save Bacolod Movement filed criminal and administrative complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against former Bacolod mayor MonicoPuentevella and former members of the Bids and Awards Committee on Nov. 28, 2017, involving the purchase of a P12 million road grader, that isallegedly not operational.

SBM member and executive assistant Sammy Montoyo Sr. said he received a letter from the Ombudsman last week informing him that the cases had been docketed as OMB-V-C-17-0509 and OMB-V-A-17-0536.

Montoyo said that, aside from Punetevella, the complaints were also filed against General Services officer Jerome Solinap, former BAC members Victor Espina, Ma. Agueda de la Torre, MaximoSillo, EphraemHechanova and Mae Cuaycong, for the purchase of a road grader for the City Engineer's Office. .moremoremore


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PVO reports 47% increase
in animals sold at auction

The Provincial Veterinary Office reported a 47 percent increase in the animals registered and sold at auction markets in Negros Occidental in 2017.

The PVO yearend report showed that, there were 200,352 animals sold in the auction market last year, which is 64,8549 higher than the 135,503 sold in 2016.

Live chicken had the highest leap in terms of animals sold, from 62,054 to 87,649 last year, or 25,595 in increase, followed by swine from 33,162 to 57,719, or a 24,557 increase...