No House okay yet
for CARP extension
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The House of Representatives has yet to deliberate on its counterpart bill to the one just approved by the Senate allowing the Department of Agrarian Reform to continue issuing Notices of Coverage and accepting voluntary offers to sell by landowners of agricultural lands until June 30, 2016.
Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano said yesterday that Senate Bill No. 2278 can only become a law after it is reconciled with its House version and signed by the president.
Paduano said the House version of SB 2278 has yet to be placed on the agenda of the Committee on Agrarian Reform where there is a pending bill, not for the extension of land acquisition, but for the creation of a committee to investigate the circumvention of the CARP implementation..
Carnapping charges were filed yesterday against a policeman, his live-in partner, and her companion for the alleged theft of the motorcycle of a police trainee in Bacolod City, last week.
Police Officer 1 Wenefredo Casuyod, his partner Grace Teruel, 24, both of Brgy. 40 and Mylene Simson, 19, of Brgy. Banago, all in Bacolod, were charged before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office, Insp. Stephen Boniba, Station 2 chief, said.
Boniba said complainant Police Officer 1 Raffy Gregorio of Brgy. 16 in Bacolod, parked the red Honda XRM motorcycle, that he had borrowed from his friend, whose name was not disclosed, beside the Police Station 2 at 19th-Lacson streets on September 9, 2014.
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Martial law ‘victims’
file claims application
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE & JUDY F. PARTLOW
More than 200 flocked to the Negros Oriental Convention Center in Dumaguete City to file and process claims for benefits for victims of martial law.
A team from the Human Rights Claims Board arrived in Dumaguete Wednesday for the three-day processing until today, as part of the six-month campaign for claims of victims of abuse during the martial law years.