MERGE The Bacolod City Legal Office-Enforcement Team demolishes about 50 illegal structures in Purok Kalantas, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, yesterday.*

City team demolishes
50 Villamonte houses

The Bacolod City Legal Enforcement Team yesterday demolished 50 of the 61 houses occupying government property in Purok Kalantas, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.

Team leader Dante Medecielo yesterday said they will be returning to the area today to finish the demolition of the remaining houses.

The City Legal Office had sent notices to the affected residents to vacate the area since March last year, he said. moremoremore

Cop jailed for shooting 3 civilians

A policeman is locked up in jail, after he allegedly shot three civilians in Hinigaran and Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Tuesday night.

The suspect identified as P/Cpl Romnick Ace Pacificar, is assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

Pacificar reportedly shot Jiene Marbaya, 20, after he and his father, Marlex, figured in a commotion with him, Maj. James Latayon, Hinigaran police officer-in-charge, said. moremoremore


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Ceneco rates up, Noneco down

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. has increased its power rates this August, while consumers of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative can save on their bills with the decrease in its rates.

Jose Taniongon, OIC general manager of Ceneco, in an advisory yesterday, said there’s an increase of P0.3254 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in August, from P11.0103/kWh in July to P11.3357/kWh.

The 33-centavo increase was attributed to the power rate, universal charges, and value-added tax of the unbundled residential rates for the months of July and August.