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Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas, Western Visayas police director*

Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas, Western Visayas police director, yesterday said he has ordered intensified police intelligence operations and boosting of personnel amid reports of crime groups from Region 7 operating in Bacolod City.

Cuevas said there have been reports of crime groups from the Central Visayas operating in Bacolod and one group had tied up with their Negros Occidental counterparts in committing crimes last year.

He also said Senior Supt. Ronilo Quebrar, Bacolod police director, is still up for transfer. moremoremore

3 Ceneco board members
not told of disconnection

Director Roberto Montelibano of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative board yesterday said he and other officials were not aware that an actual and physical disconnection to the Bacolod City government offices was effected by the power firm Thursday.

Montelibano said he, together with CENECO directors Luis Cuenca and Edward Gasambelo, were waiting for a board meeting to start that day, when they found out that a disconnection was already in effect at City Hall.

He said the decision was made by other members of the CENECO Board of Directors, but not by them.moremoremore

Comelec resumes
voters registration


The Commission on Elections in Bacolod City resumed its voter’s registration yesterday after electric power was restored to the Bacolod City Hall and other government offices in the city during the weekend.

Meanwhile, the Bacolod City government is putting up a one-stop-shop at the Bays Center starting today for new application and renewal of business permits, and applications for clearances.

Power connection to the COMELEC was disconnected by the Central Negros Electric Cooperative at about 9 a.m. Friday, a day after it also disconnected power to City Hall and other government offices, citing the city’s failure to pay its current accounts with the power firm. moremoremore

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