76 firearms ordered stored
at Bacolod Hall of Justice
OF THOSE GUNS SEIZED FROM PEÑA'S HOME
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 42 Judge Fernando Elumba yesterday ordered the transfer of the 76 firearms seized from the ancestral home of Mayor Magdaleno Peña in Pulupandan, that were stored in two vehicles at the parking lot of the Bacolod Hall of Justice, to its storage room, while issues being raised over them are being determined.
However, Jay Borromeo, who represents the PNP Legal Service and counsel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, said that while he respect the order of Judge Elumba, the Quezon Regional Trial Court Branch 85, that issued the search warrant to conduct the raid at Pena's house, should be the custodian of the seized firearms.
Teachers slam delayed
release of poll honoraria
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
About 500 public school teachers, who served as board of election inspectors last month, marched down the streets of Bacolod City yesterday, to protest the delayed release of their honoraria.
Gualberto Dajao, president of the A lliance of Concerned Teachers-Region 6, said there were at least 98 teachers in Escalante, who were not yet paid for their services during the elections, and also several teachers, who were not given their honoraria in Bago, Talisay, Bacolod and Silay cities.
In previous years, Dajao said the BEIs received their honoraria a day after the elections but, this year, a month after the polls has passed and the teachers were still not paid.
Koko expected at
Bacolod Charter rites
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Bacolod Congressman-elect and Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel has agreed to come to Bacolod City on June 18 for the commemoration of the signing of the city's Charter.
Leonardia made the announcement at the opening of the historical photo exhibit at the SM City Northwing Mall Transport Hub yesterday, where photos of past mayors of Bacolod are on display.
The event was attended by former mayors Oscar “Oca” Verdeflor and Luzviminda Valdez, and the families and representatives of other past mayors of the city.