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Bacolod City Jail warden Officer-in-Charge Chief Insp. Gilbert Peremne  indicates the area  where inmate Joerey Ybañez escaped Tuesday.*

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Warden, 5 guards
relieved for escape

The warden of the Bacolod City District jail and five other jail guards were relieved from their posts and transferred to Iloilo effective yesterday, by the Regional Office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Western Visayas.

The transfer was ordered pending investigation of the escape of an inmate tagged as “highly dangerous criminal” from the jail Tuesday.

Ordered relieved by Senior Insp. Maricon Tulayan of the RBMJP Human Resource Division were Supt. Rizalde Navarro Navarro, Senior Jail Officer 1 Edson Tonogan, Jail Officer 2 Joaquin Montero, Jail Officers 1 Lizarde Gargarita, Norland Cristoria and Kenneth Puerto, moremoremore

Cop killed in accident

A policemen was killed when his motorcycle figured in a head-on collision with a 10-wheeler truck owned by a softdrink company at the national highway of Brgy. Taloc in Bago City, Negros Occidental, at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Officer 1 Martin Sioson, 27, of Brgy. Napoles, Bago City was rushed with multiple injuries to the Bago City Hospital but was declared dead on arrival, Negros Occidental, Supt. Simeon Gane said yesterday .

He was a member of the Public Safety Management Battalion detached service assigned at the Bacolod City Police station 8 at the time of his death, a police report showed yesterday..moremoremore

Distrito recommends stop
to BREDCO port toll fees


Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito yesterday said his committee will recommend to the mayor that collection of toll fees by the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation at the reclamation area should be stopped.

Distrito said representatives of the Philippine Reclamation Authority encouraged the city to stop BREDCO from collecting toll fees, during a public hearing by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Governance Tuesday, since the roads and the port belongs to the city.

PRA Legal Department head Johanna Gargantial, had earlier said BREDCO cannot collect toll fees without authority from the city and the PRA, who are parties to the tripartite agreement.moremoremore

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