Masskara The fire that destroyed 33 houses in Barangay Mambulac, Silay City, Tuesday night*
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SC denies Monico's bid
for TRO on suspension


The Supreme Court has denied the petition for certiorari with application for a temporary restraining order yesterday on the preventive suspension issued against Mayor Monico Puentevella by the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division pending the investigation of his graft case involving alleged overpriced computer packages.

This was confirmed by the legal counsel of Puentevela yesterday.

Ralph Sarmiento said the TRO is already moot and academic and has already served its purpose. So, its denial has no effect on the Mayor's case..moremoremore

Three coops lower
Oct. power rates

The residential rates of the three electric cooperatives of Negros Occidental will be lower in the October bills of their consumers.

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative residential rate will be down 42 centavos per kWh, Northern Negros Electric Cooperative in the north – 61 centavos and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative in the south – 60 centavos.

Ceneco's residential rate for its October 2015 billing will be P9.9987 per kWh, a decrease by P0.4168 from last month's P10.4155, its OIC General Manager Chuchie Destriza said.moremoremore


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Another Neg. Or.
gang leader killed

An alleged co-founder of a carnapping-robbery group operating in Negros Oriental, was killed in a shootout with policemen, while trying to elude arrest, in Barangay Bulwangan, Hinobaan town, Negros Occidental, around noon yesterday.

The slain fugitive, identified as Jimmer Dinglasa, had pending arrest warrants for two counts of robbery and carnapping, issued by Judge Winston Villegas. He sustained a gunshot wound in the head, and died on the spot, Senior Inspector Roberto Indiape Jr., Hinobaan police chief, said.

Police alleged that Dinglasa, alias Mameng, was co-founder of the Ebasan-Dinglasa robbery group, that has been linked to numerous robbery and carnapping incidents in Negros Oriental.moremoremore