BLACK NAZARENE DEVOTION. Devotees also visited the image of theBlack Nazarene at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City yesterday in celebration of His feast.*
( Ronnie Baldonado photo )


Sipalay mayor gets
90-day suspension
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Sipalay City Mayor Oscar Montilla yesterday said he is serving out the Sandiganbayan 90-day suspension order issued against him.

His sister, Vice Mayor Maria Gina MontillaLizares, will serve as acting mayor in his absence. Councilor Ralph Alvarez will be acting vice mayor.

The Office of the Ombudsman posted on its website yesterday a three-page Sandiganbayan resolution directing Montilla “to cease and desist from performing and/or exercising the functions and duties as well as receiving and/or enjoying the salaries, benefits, and privileges of his present public position or any other present public position he may now or hereafter be holding effective upon notice and continuing for 90 days.” .moremoremore

3 Bacolod
policemen dismissed
BY SHIELA GELERA

Three police officers in Bacolod City were recently ordered dismissed for misappropriation of their issued firearms, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, officer-in-charge ofthe Bacolod City Police Office, said yesterday.

Ebreo however, withheld their names pending the filing of their appeals and availability of the implementing order from the regional headquarters.

A source told the DAILY STAR that the three are all police non-commissioned officers assigned atthe BCPO headquarters. They were ordered dismissed formalversation of government property. .moremoremore

 

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Negros First techno center
to boost organic farming

Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday the recently inaugurated P3 million Negros First Organic Technology Center (NFOTeC) in Tabunan, Bago City, means that more opportunities to learn the technology on organic farming will now be addressed.

Masculino said this facility will host training courses in organic farming in Negros, in line with the flagship program to boost food sufficiency of the province.

The construction of the training center started in 2016 and was finished late last year, with the inauguration held Friday.