Cop nabbed, charged for
violating gun ban
BY SHIELA GELERA
An off-duty policeman, who pulled out his service firearm, while a basketball dispute was being settled at the Lupong Tagapamayapa in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City, was arrested at about 10:25 a.m. yesterday, his chief, Senior Insp. Richie Gohee, said.
Arrested was Senior Police Officer 1, Roberto Arrazola, 42, of Glendale Subdivision, Brgy. Granada in Bacolod, who is assigned to man the gate of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, Gohee said.
Investigations showed that Arrazola and his group, and that of Omar Gabatanga were involved in a commotion Tuesday that was being settled by their barangay captain, Alfredo Talimodao in the Brgy. Granada hall yestreday.
Peña camp not
getting firearms yet
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The camp of Pulupandan mayor-elect Miguel Peña is free to get the 76 firearms that are being held at the Bacolod Hall of Justice anytime since the five-day period from their seizure from police custody by the court sheriff by virtue of a writ of replevin has ended, his lawyer Roger Reyes said yesterday.
The 76 are part of the 90 firearms seized from the ancestral house of Peña in Barangay Ubay, Pulupandan, on May 2.
“We are not stupid, we know that as soon as the firearms leave the Hall of Justice the police will seize them for violation of the COMELEC gun ban that ends on June 12 yet,” Reyes said.
99 in Escalante
get CARP land
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
Ninety-nine agrarian reform beneficiaries of two lots in Brgy. Jonob-Jonob finally received their Certificates of Land Ownership Award at the distribution led by the Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Occidental at the Escalante City Elementary School Gymnasium yesterday.
Of the number, 56 belonged to the Panaghi-usa sa mga Obreros sg Brgy. Janob-Janob, 18 to the Hacienda Bonco Farmers Association and the rest are members of Don Esteban Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries.
The ARBs will also automatically become the owners of the crops planted in them, Enrique Paderes, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II for Northern Negros said.