41 inmates freed
in only two hours
BY CARLA GOMEZ
In only about two hours and half yesterday judges, participating in the Supreme Court’s Enhanced Justice on Wheels program in Bacolod City, released 41 inmates from jails in Negros Occidental, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez of the Supreme Court said.
Of the 91 cases heard yesterday, 69 were dismissed, and 25 decisions were promulgated, he said.
Brgy 39 fire victims get help
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The Bacolod City government will distribute financial assistance to the fire victims of Brgy. 39, Bacolod City today, Acting Bacolod Mayor Greg Gasataya said yesterday.
Yesterday, Gasataya and Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia, distributed relief assistance to the fire victims.
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Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria reassured City Hall employees that the city is doing its best to prevent the implementation of the notice of disallowance by the Commission on Audit of the additional cash incentive given them last December.
Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling Sr. said the meetings with employees in small batches are intended to appease them over the COA notice that casual plantilla workers of the city will have to refund their 2013 Productive Enhancement Incentive.