Cop probed for firing
gun in Bago cockpit
BY SHIELA GELERA
The Bacolod City Police Office is still investigating for possible administrative liability against its policeman, who had fired his gun, hitting a civilian in a cockpit at the Bantayan Park in Bago City, Negros Occidental, Saturday.
Senior Supt. Larry Decena, BCPO officer-in-charge, said yesterday that Police Officer 1 Jojimar Alvarado, 30, who is now at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center after bystanders mobbed him for firing a gun, was subjected to a paraffin test.
Decena said visiting cockpits by policemen when they are not on duty, is a violation, and it is more aggravating when they bring their firearms with them.
LRA denies adverse claim
of SM on Capitol property
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Another victory for the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
This is the decision of the Land Registration Authority (LRA) to sustain that of the Bacolod Register of Deeds, to deny the Adverse Claim filed by the SM Prime Holdings Inc., through its counsel, Edgar Ryan San Juan, in relation to the 37 land titles owned by the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
The 37 titles cover the prime 7.7-hectare property of the provincial government in Bacolod City, the purchase and lease of which had been awarded to the Ayala Land Inc.
SP’s diligent review
on reorg lauded
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. welcomed yesterday the “due diligence review” of the Capitol reorganization by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental, saying that it is better to correct early whatever mistakes there may be in it.
“That is a good sign”, Marañon said, apparently referring to the scrutiny by the SP on the Capitol reorganization proposal.
The approval on second reading of the proposed ordinance calling for the reorganization of Capitol employees had been deferred twice by the SP.