Court junks raps vs.
10 caught in Peña gun raid
BY CARLA GOMEZ
A Bago City judge has dismissed the criminal cases filed against 10 persons, including two policemen and two security guards, apprehended during a raid by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group on the ancestral house of former Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña in Pulupandan town on May 2.
Assisting Judge Manuel Cardinal Jr. of the Bago City Regional Trial Court Branch 62 Monday dismissed the criminal cases for illegal possession of firearms, ammunitions and explosives, and obstruction of justice against the accused and ordered their release from the Negros Occidental District Jail in Barangay Tabunan, Bago City.
Eight of the 10 accused who have been detained since May 2 were released from jail yesterday, their lawyer, Roem Arbolado, said.
TRO on relief order
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
A petition seeking the nullification of the letter-order of Local Water Utilities Administration denying her confirmation as representative of the professional sector in the Bacolod City Water District, was filed by Marichi Fong Ramos Monday before the Regional Trial Court.
The petition with urgent prayer for temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction was filed against Manuel Yoingco, officer-in-charge, Office of the Acting Administrator of the LWUA, acting Administrator Eduardo Santos and Juliana Carbon, general manager of the Bacolod City Water District, to prevent them from implementing the letter of Yoingco denying the confirmation of her appointment, and ordering her replacement/removal pending further orders from the Court.
The petition of Ramos is anchored on the ground that neither Yoingco nor Santos have the authority or legal basis for denial of confirmation and for ordering her replacement/removal as director of BACIWA.
Bet killed, another injured
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
A candidate for barangay kagawad was gunned down yesterday in Cauayan, while a kagawad running for re-election, survived, when his residence in Escalante City, all in Negros Occidental, was strafed six days before the Oct. 28 barangay elections.
Senior Supt. Milko Lirazan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, identified the fatality, who was shot by a still unidentified suspect, as Alfred Lucero,57, a candidate for kagawad in Brgy.Linaon, Cauayan.
On the same day, another unidentified suspect, armed with an M-16 assault rifle, strafed the house of Kagawad Noel Sabordo, in Purok Malipayon, Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City at about 12:40 a.m.