MERGE DAILY RITUAL. Chess aficionados who gather everyday at the Bacolod public plaza hone their skills in the game, always attract “mirons” or interested fans.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

DepEd probes student
for punching teacher

A 23-year-old high schoolteacher has filed a complaint against her-16-year-old student for punching her several times on the forehead and head, and for grabbing her hair and forcibly pushing her head down on a sofa.

Kristel Anne Valencia, a teacher at the Raymundo T. Tongson High School Extension in Barangay Suay, Himamaylan, suffered from a cerebral concussion secondary to blunt trauma and was advised to rest for three to five days, a medical certificate signed by Dr. Ma Cecilia Amante of the Gov. Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital, said.

The Himamaylan Schools Division is conducting an investigation on the complaint of the teacher, Bernie Libo-on, OIC assistant schools division superintendent, said. moremoremore

4 Army soldiers injured in ambush

Four Army soldiers were injured in an ambush by suspected New People’s Army rebels in Brgy. Luz, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Tuesday night.

Troopers of the 94th Infantry Battalion, on board a KM 450 military vehicle, had fetched a newly-assigned junior military officer at the 62nd Infantry Battalion headquarters in Brgy. Libas, Isabela, Negros Occidental, when they were ambushed by about five suspected New People’s Army rebels.

1Lt. Maria Allein Veluz, 62nd  Infantry Battalion Civil Military Operations Officer, yesterday said the 94IB troopers led by 2Lt. Neil Christian Cureg, were on their way to Guihulngan City, when NPA rebels detonated an Improvised Explosive Device and opened fire on them. moremoremore


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SP to hold public hearing today
on Baciwa, Prime Water accord

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Energy and Public Utilities, chaired by Councilor Archie Baribar, will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. today at the SP Session Hall on the Joint Venture Agreement between the Bacolod City Water District and Prime Water Infrastructure Corp. to improve the water supply in the city.

Baribar said they will tackle the correspondence of Baciwa regarding the notice that it had accepted Prime Water. The notice to proceed is a different matter, and this will come after the review of the Office of the Government Corporate Council of the contract, he said.

He also said they will try to address the concerns of the Baciwa consumers during the public hearing today.