Bacolod road closures up
The Bacolod City Traffic Management Unit will implement a road closure scheme at the Bacolod Public Cemetery tomorrow until November 2, in observance of the All Souls' and All Saints' days, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, TMU north sector head, said yesterday.
From 6 a.m. Friday, when a huge influx of people is expected at the Bacolod Cemetery, a full closure will be implemented at the Burgos-Lopez Jaena streets and at Burgos Street in front of the Police Station 4.
Half closure will be implemented at Hilado-Malaspina streets and Malaspina-Lopez Jaena streets.
Pangue said all vehicles from the downtown area will pass through Burgos Street and turn left to Lopez Jaena Street, all the way to their destinations.
All vehicles going to the downtown area will pass through Lopez Jaena Street and turn right to Burgos Street, all the way to destination.
About 28 traffic enforcers will man the traffic in streets leading to the Burgos Cemetery; while 22 traffic enforcers each will be deployed at the Rolling Hills, Green Hills and Palm Heaven; 15 each at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sum-ag Public Cemetery, Bacolod Memorial Park and Sanctuario de Bacolod; and eight at the Acropolis Cemetery.
Pangue said parking outside cemeteries is not allowed, and they will remove double parking vehicles to avoid traffic congestions near cemeteries.*SGG
2 killed in head-on
collision in Murcia
Two motorcycle riders died Tuesday when they figured in a head-on collision with a Mitsubishi Fuzo jeepney at the national highway of Sitio Bomba in Brgy. Salvacion, Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Senior Inspector Norberto Barniso, Murcia police chief, yesterday said the victims, identified as Arturo Manzan, 47, and Jolibee Nobleza, 21, were declared dead on arrival at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Hospital and Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, respectively, in Bacolod City.
Investigations by the Murcia police showed that the Mitsubishi Fuzo jeepney, loaded with bags of cement and iron, and driven by Darry Bacurnay, was bumped by a motorcycle driven by Manzan, that was travelling in the opposite direction.
Barniso said the motorcycle was running on the lane used by the jeepney and this led to the collision.
Bacurnay, a resident of Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, immediately surrendered to the Murcia Police Station, where is now detained.*GPB
Permit to carry gun
Licensed gun owners processed their carrying privileges at the one-stop shop service of Camp Crame that was held at the Bacolod City Police Office, yesterday.
Supt. Loreto Vergara, assistant chief for operations of the Police Crime Laboratory, said the PNP “one-stop-shop” caravan is a nationwide campaign to make it easier for the people to get their Permits to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence without travelling to Camp Crame in Quezon City.
He said gun owners can now process their permits without spending too much money, effort and time.
Applicants must have undergone neuropsychiatric examinations, drug tests and biometrics.
Their documents and results will be forwarded to Camp Crame to be approved by PNP chief, director-general Alan Purisima.
Those who have incomplete requirements can send them later to the Firearms Division of the BCPO, where they will be turned over to Camp Crame, Vergara said.
Private individuals must pay P4,150 and an additional fee of P300 for the drug test and P900 for the neuropsychiatric test. Active or retired members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the Philippine National Police must pay P200 and the fees for the neuropsychiatric and drug tests.
“Applicants will be informed through text messages whether their permits were approved,” Vergara said.
He said the two-day caravan that began yesterday and will end this afternoon, is aimed to minimize fixers and lessen the number of individuals carrying firearms without permits.
In Cebu City, there are 278 applicants for gun permits, and 116 licensed firearm owners applied in Iloilo City, Vergara said.
He said the permits are valid for only a year and must be renewed yearly to avail of gun-carrying privileges.*SGG