MERGE SCHOOL HELP. Pupils of Banago Elementary Schools 1 and 2 received almost 3,000 free school bags with school supplies, distributed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Rep. Greg Gasataya, and Councilor Caesar Distrito, Friday, as part of the 68,000 to be given to Grades 1 to 6 public elementary pupils of Bacolod City.*

Ombudsman upholds junking
raps vs. 33 cops, prosecutor

The Office of the Ombudsman stood its ground in dismissing the criminal and administrative complaints filed against 33 police personnel, a government prosecutor and two civilian agents.

This was after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales denied the motion for reconsideration filed by eight complainants against the 36 respondents, for arbitrary detention, maliciously obtaining a search warrant, abuse in the service of search warrant, searching domicile without witnesses, false testimony in other cases and perjury, incriminating innocent persons, dereliction of duty, misconduct, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, oppression and conduct unbecoming police officer.

The ombudsman had earlier dismissed the string of criminal and administrative complaints filed against the 36 respondents, including Police Director Francisco Uyami Jr., Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., Senior Supt Jose Mario Meneses Espino, Senior Supt. Keith Erland Singian, Senior Supt. Mafelino Bazar, Supt. William Señoron; moremoremore

10,959 brgy, SK officials begin terms

“Clear your barangays of drugs.”

That was the challenge of Department of Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Carmelo Orbistato the 9,616 re-elected and new barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Negros Occidental who assumed office at noon Saturday.

In Bacolod City, there are 976 barangay and SK officials.

He called on the barangay and SK officials to support the DILG anti-corruption drive and to aim for the declaration of their barangays as drug-free. moremoremore


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Ceneco energizes all barangays
in coverage areas, Cordova says

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative has achieved its mission to energize all the barangays in its coverage areas by 100 percent, Ceneco president Roy Cordova said during the 42nd Annual General Membership Assembly yesterday.

Cordova said that after they have energized all its barangays, they will now concentrate on sitio and household energization covering the puroks and other remote areas, like haciendas, for 2018. About 40 percent of the sitios have not yet been energized.

They are also empowering member-consumer-owners in the different barangays under their coverage areas by organizing them. They will be Ceneco’s partners in disseminating information to the consumers in the barangays about the programs of the power utility firm, he said.