Cops file gun raps
vs. family of docs
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Four members of a family, most of them doctors, were charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition yesterday, before the City Prosecutor’s Office, after their house in Greenplains Subdivision in Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, was raided Thursday.
Charged were Erwin, Earl, Engelbert, and Eldred Jr., all surnamed Jardinico. All are doctors, except Eldred Jr., Senior Supt. Edgardo Ordaniel, acting city director of the Bacolod City Police Office said yesterday.
He also said that one of the suspects, but he could not identify which, was a former doctor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Binay to check on
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Vice President Jejomar Binay is visiting Negros Occidental today to meet with local government officials and discuss the needs of families affected by super typhoon “Yolanda”.
A report from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office yesterday showed that “Yolanda” had destroyed 13,233 houses and damaged 48,144 in Negros Occidental.
The Negros Occidental provincial government has allocated P22 million to aid those whose houses were destroyed at P3,000 each, which is P17.6 million short of the amount needed.
Pray for Pacquiao,
Bacolod solon asks
Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia is calling on Bacoleños to rally in prayer behind boxing icon Manny Pacquiao as he takes on Brandon Rios tomorrow at The Venetian in Macau.
Leonardia, who had been invited again by the boxing champ to join Team Pacquiao in Macau, said that at no other time does the country need a victory on the global stage more than now, when our people are struggling to get back on their feet after Yolanda. The exercise of coming together behind a common cause should go a long way in nation-building, Leonardia said.
The Bacolod congressman also said this is a time when Bacolod should rally behind Pacquiao, who was declared an adopted son of the city by an executive order Leonardia issued when he was mayor.