Brig. Gen. John Cresenciano Bulalacao, regional police director of Western Visayas, shakes hands with PCapt. Julius Caesar Colado, Manapla police chief, and other police chiefs of Negros Occidental, during his farewell visit at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City as he is due for retirement from the police service on June 27.* (Gilbert Bayoran photo)
Special team created
to probe bizman’s slay
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A Special Investigation Task Group was organized by the police yesterday to investigate the killing of retired police Capt. Jose Lindy Chan on Wednesday in Silay City, Negros Occidental.
Col. Romeo Baleros, officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said they are looking into business conflicts, among the angles being pursued, that triggered the killing of Chan.
Removal of illegal structures
in Brgy. 16, highway sought
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The district engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Bacolod City is seeking the assistance of the city government in removing about 15 illegal structures that were constructed along Phase 1 of the Bacolod Negros Occidental Economic Highway in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City.
Bacolod District Engineer Abraham Villareal yesterday said he will write Mayor Evelio Leonardia to request the City Legal Office to team up with the DPWH in removing the illegal structures, which are made of light materials, in the newly acquired property of the government.Villareal, who inspected the first phase of the 13-kilometer economic highway yesterday, said he will also ask the contractor to assign staff to monitor the entry of informal settlers to prevent the construction of additional illegal structures in the area.
SEC urges Kapa scam
victims to come out
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Bacolod City is urging the victims of the scam perpetrated by the religious group Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. to come out.
Annabelle Corral-Respall, SEC Bacolod extension office head, said yesterday that her office has not yet monitored or received a complaint from anyone victimized by the scheme.However, she is urging any victim in the city and the province to come out. “We will protect their identity if they will report to the SEC. We will also investigate and coordinate with other agencies,” she added.