3 nabbed at gov’t center
for ‘taking grease money’
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Two employees of the Office of the Building Official in Bacolod City and a civilian were nabbed by National Bureau of Investigation agents in an entrapment operation at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday.
OBO electrical inspector Peter Plantillo, John Navales, a job order casual of OBO, and Gilbert Martinez, who is reportedly applying for a job at the city government, were arrested by the NBI after they received P1,600 in marked money at about 2 p.m. outside the OBO office.
NBI Investigator Syrus Aluzan yesterday said two private electrical contractors had complained to them that before their applications for permit could be acted upon, certain employees of the OBO ask for P100 as “grease money” per applicant.
COA checks on PDAF
for Negros LGUs
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Commission on Audit in Negros Occidental had been directed to submit a report on the Priority Development Assistance Funds received by local government units in the province.
Arnel Jaranilla, supervising auditor for northern Negros Occidental, said they were directed to submit the report before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearings.
He, however, said he has no authority to divulge details of the information included in their report.
in city up 26%
BY SHIELA GELERA
Motorcycle accidents recorded by the Bacolod City Traffic Management Unit, rose by 26 percent or 856, from January to August this year, compared to the same period in 2012.
TM records showed that last year, the recorded motorcycle accidents numbered 3,294 , with 14 persons killed. For the third quarter this year, 4,150 motorcycle accidents were the recorded with 20 persons dead.
Senior Insp. Benedicto Villarias, TMU south sector head said, the record is alarming because it shows the danger of riding motorcycles especially during the rainy season, since the roads may be slippery.