MERGE Army engineers repairing a quarantine facility in Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City*

NBI Bacolod assists rice
investment scam victims

Twenty-five individuals have sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod after they were victimized by a rice investment scam last week.

NBI Bacolod head, Renoir Baldovino, said yesterday that they already received the sworn statements of four out of 25 persons who have, so far, lodged complaints about the rice investment scam.

Charges for estafa are being readied against three female suspects that may be filed today or tomorrow, Baldovino said. moremoremore

BCPO probes dog
poisoning reports in city

The Bacolod City Police Office is probing reports of dogs being poisoned so robbers can burglarize houses.

The BACH Project PH, a non-profit organization on animal welfare, posted on their Facebook page Sunday that five dogs in Taculing, five dogs in Fortune Town, and four dogs near the Bacolod Government Center were poisoned.

“A BACH volunteer’s friend’s 12 rescued dogs were barking loud. When she went out to check, she found five of her dogs lying on the grass, dead, with foam on their mouths. Breads with poison were thrown for them to eat,” the BACH Project PH posted. moremoremore


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Ceneco disconnection
suspended until Sept. 30

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative yesterday announced the suspension anew of its disconnection services until September 30, with Bacolod City placed on modified enhanced community quarantine.

In an advisory, the power utility firm said there will be no disconnection until the end of the month, and their main office in Bacolod will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to accept bills payment.

Ceneco also said that persons below 21 years old or those 60 years old and above, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidities or other health risks, and pregnant women will not be allowed in their office.