The complaint involving the sale of “ukay-ukay (used clothing)” pending at the office of the Ombudsman against Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and his executive assistant son Rocky Puentevella, has taken a new turn with the surfacing of the main witness against them.
Marife Fernandez, the woman being sought to shed light on the case has come out after a year and has submitted evidences and statements incriminating the mayor, his son and other officials allegedly involved in the charges.
Bacolod Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez had earlier asked the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to preventively suspend Mayor Monico Puentevella and his son, city executive assistant Rocky Puentevella, during the investigation of the sale of “ukay-ukay” at the Bacolod Public Plaza last year that was without approval of the City Council.
Many offices of the Commission on Elections in Negros Occidental, especially in Bacolod City, are being besieged by droves of residents beating the Saturday deadline for the registration of voters for the May 2016 polls.
The registration has been ongoing for one year and five months and, all of a sudden, with the “hakot system” on the last week, many are coming in droves, Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.
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Slay try suspect shot dead
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
A suspect in an attempted homicide case was shot dead at past 9 p.m. Monday by still unidentified persons riding in tandem on a motorcycle in Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Daro in Dumaguete City.
Police said Ronald Chiong, alias “Tamoy”, of Cebu, died on the spot after he was shot several times, with the use of a .45 caliber pistol, while he was seated in front of the Harvest Convenience store in Purok Kalubihan.