Thursday, January 12, 2017
BACOLOD City – A desktop computer and several other items at the annex building of the Bacolod City Government Center were stolen.
An executive assistant of Mayor Evelio Leonardia was quick to suspect the administration’s detractors to be behind it.
Celestino Guara called the theft “an act of political sabotage by the people not allied with the present administration.”
The missing computer was one of those the Permits and Licensing Division (PLD) was using for its Business One-Stop Shop.
Guara claimed it was replaced by a “defective” one.
The cluster head for peace and order, police matters, traffic, and fire also said they suspect someone wanted to “sabotage” the Business One-Stop, which he claimed received a good response from the public.
The local government is carrying out a shortened system in applying for or renewing business permits in three areas in the city hall building: the lobby, the second floor and the annex.
It started on Jan. 3 and will end on the 20th. A processing fee discount is afforded to establishment owners transacting within the period.
Job-order employee Judith Dadivas discovered the Monday morning thievery and informed PLD head Stela Rose Rayos, who in turn reported to Police Station 4.
Initial investigation showed the annex had no signs of forced entry, Guara told a news conference yesterday.
The security guard at the annex left at 6:05 a.m. but their reliever reported at 6:30 a.m., giving the suspect/s at least 25 minutes to carry out the crime, said Guara, a retired police senior superintendent.
Security guard Peter John Denosta, who reported for his 6 a.m.-to-6 p.m. shift, found the back door of the annex already open and several items missing, police said.
Aside from the computer, also stolen were a printer with toner (worth P12,500), an amplifier (P10,000), three long extension cords (P1,500), a short extension cord (P350), a hair iron titanium (P3,500), a box of coffee (P1,000), and three bottles of vitamins (P300), police said.
Confidential files were contained in the stolen computer, Guara stressed.
Whoever was behind the thievery could also be the one/s responsible for the burning of a warehouse behind the Accounting Office in August 2016, he said.
On Aug. 20 last year the warehouse was set on fire at noon time when no one was around in the area, said Guara.
The incident was reported to the city government’s Public Order and Safety Office, whose personnel put out the fire with the help of nearby locals.
In a news conference following that incident, Guara said the torching was “deliberately done” by someone with a grudge against the current administration./PN
Syudad sang ILOILO – Patay ang isa sa duha ka high-value targets sa pagduso sang ilegal nga droga kag subjects sa warrant of arrest para sa kaso nga two counts of murder sa operasyon sang Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 6 sa Barangay Ticud, La Paz alas-3:34 sang hapon kahapon. Gindeklarar nga dead-on-arrival sa West Visayas Medical Center si Aslani Ansari alyas Boy nga nakaagom sang pilas sa lawas. Na-aresto naman ang upod sini nga si Alex Mapandi alyas Angari/Agie, 31. Sandig sa report halin kay Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba, hepe sang CIDG-6, upod ang mga katapo sang Special Weapons And Tactics kag Iloilo City Police Office, plano nila nga i-serbe ang warrant of arrest para sa kaso nga two counts of murder kontra sa duha sang nagluntad ang insidente. Ginapasuni nga nagbatu si Ansari paagi sa pagtiro sa isa sa mga katapo sang CIDG-6 rason nga na-puersa ang mga otoridad nga magbalos kabangdanan sang iya kamatayon. Narekober naman sa paghinakop sang duha ang duha ka mga pusil kag pila ka plastic sachets sang ginapatihan shabu. Sa interbyu naman sang mga katapo sang media kay Senior Insp. Rey Sumagaysay, hepe sang La Paz PNP, sanday Ansari kag Mapandi ang ginatudlo mga suspek sa pagpatay paagi sa pagsunog sa isa ka Muslim nga nasapwan nga naputos sa plastic sa circumferential road sa Brgy. Balabago, Jaro sang tinalikdan nga bulan./H