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Carbon suspended, she says order ‘void’

The Board of Directors of the Bacolod City Water District has ordered its general manager Juliana Carbon placed under preventive suspension for a maximum of 30 days yesterday based on several grounds, director Marichi Ramos said yesterday.

Directors Lawrence Villanueva, Lorendo Dilag and Ramos, chairman, vice chairman and secretary, respectively, voted to suspend Carbon, while directors Cecilia Henares and Maida Torre voted in the negative.

Carbon said the order is null and void which she must not follow. She has only heard about it but had not received a copy of the order until last night, she said.

It is not carried by the majority of the members of the Board, she added.moremoremore

BF’s bail set at $2M

The man who killed a nurse from Bacolod City was arraigned Wednesday in Camden, New Jersey, before a superior court judge, who set his bail at $2 million.

Arraigned for murder was unemployed nurse Kevin Ambrose, 52. He is accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend, Jennifer Bongco, 41, on July 24   in the presence of her 5-year-old daughter, Jessica Frantes, Assistant Prosecutor Howard Gilfert told the court.
The medical examiner documented many grievous wounds in Bongco’s body from which rises a very, very strong inference that the defendant’s intent was to kill her, Gilfert told the court, as shown on Fox 29 news footage. It "was not reckless...It was purposeful, intentional conduct," Gilfert said.

Ambrose could face from 30 years to life imprisonment if convicted.

Superior Court Judge Edward McBride granted the prosecutor’s request to keep Ambrose's bail at $2 million.
Bongco finished high school at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and her nursing degree at Colegio San Agustin Bacolod.moremoremore

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NORSU-BOR resolutions not valid,
prexy claims

Negros Oriental State University president, Don Vicente Real, refused to implement several resolutions approved by the Board of Regents, saying there was no quorum when the resolutions were passed.

In a letter to Higher Education commissioner Minella Alarcon, chairperson-designate, Real said he will not enforce the resolutions supposedly passed on July 4, 2014, because only five of the 11 members were present.

He said Article 10, Section 1 of the University Code provides that a quorum shall be required in all meetings of the board, which consist of the majority of the  members.

Present at the July 4 meeting were Alarcon; Dr. Vivian Eustaquio, who represented Senator Pia Cayetano as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture; Rep. Pryde Henry Teves, member of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education; faculty member Roche Cabanlit, representing the Federation of Faculty Association; and Arlene Delloso Ramas Uypitching, representing the private sector.moremoremore