According to the Bureau of Fire Protection(BFP), the blaze – which hit the house owned by a certain Lilia – broke outaround 11:15 a.m. on Friday. It was believed that the fire originated froman unattended candle. The BFP declared a “fire out” around 11:33a.m. ILOILO City – Properties worth around P180,000went up in smoke after fire partially damaged a house in Barangay Cubay, Jarodistrict. An officer of the Bureau of Fire Protection checks a house struck by fire in Barangay Cubay, Jaro district on Friday. IAN PAUL CORDER/PN No casualty was reported in the incident./PN
“We assure full support to the nextPNP chief. Our President has yet to pick from three recommendees who are allqualified,” Malong said. PNP’s Director GeneralOscar Albayalde stepped down on Oct. 14. “This will allow the PNP to move onand continue exercising its mandate of protecting and serving the people,” saidAño./PN “I’d like to tell the entire PNP:let’s do our job and let not controversies affect us,” said Gamboa. Albayalde stepped down amidthe “ninja cop” controversy – policemen recycling shabu confiscated from drugpersonalities. During Monday’s flag-raising ceremonyin Camp Crame, Albayalde said, “After careful thought and deliberation, I havecome to the decision to relinquish my post as Chief, PNP and go on a non-dutystatus. Albayalde, who is set to retire onNov. 8, was the Pampanga provincial police director when 13 of his men wereinvolved in an anti-illegal drug operation in November 2013 which was found tobe irregular. Malong said Albayalde’s decisionshould be respected. Malong said the men and women of thePRO-6 would heed advisories from the higher command. For his part, Gamboa vowed to continuethe programs that Albayalde started. ILOILO City – Whoever will be the nextchief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has the support of the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), according to spokesperson Police Lieutenant ColonelJoem Malong. Interior and Local Governmentsecretary Eduardo Año commended Albayalde for his “selfless act in order tospare the PNP organization of the on-going controversy.” The current PNP officer in charge isLieutenant General Archie Gamboa, the PNP deputy chief for administration.
Tourists line up to climb Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia on Oct. 25. AAP IMAGE/LUKAS COCH/VIA REUTERS The closure wasannounced two years ago when fewer than 20 percent of the visitors were makingthe climb.(Reuters) Nearly 400,000visitors flocked to the Australian landmark in the year to end-June, governmentdata showed. YULARA –Hundreds of tourists clambered up Australia’s Uluru on Friday, the day before apermanent ban on climbing the sacred rock takes effect, following adecades-long fight by indigenous people to close the trek. The Anangupeople, the traditional owners of Uluru, have called for the climb to be closedsince 1985, when the park was returned to the indigenous control.
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Pa-ac Pablito Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Pa-acPablito will assume the post of outgoing chief of police Major Jess Baylon inBoracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Pablito, the former station commandeerof Iloilo City Police Station 1, was previously assigned as the chief ofStrategy Review Branch of the Regional Police Strategy Management Unit inIloilo, which ensures the implementation of the Philippine National PolicePatrol Plan 2030. Baylon will be reassigned in PoliceRegional Office (PRO-6) in Iloilo City after serving the Malay municipal policestation last June 2019. Malay town has five sub-stations inBoracay Island and mainland Malay, three of the police sub-stations are locatedin the barangays of Balabag, Manoc-Manoc and Yapak. The old Boracay TouristAssistance Center (BTAC) office in Balabag is the main police station. KALIBO, Aklan – A new police officialwill lead the municipal police station of Malay, Aklan. Baylon was assigned as BTAC chief onAug. 2016 prior to his assignment in PRO-6 as aide-de-camp of Police BrigadierJohn Bulalacao two years ago.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN)
ILOILO City – A man was found lifeless inBarangay Ortiz, City Proper. Investigators believe that the victimdied of an illness and ruled out foul play in Calvo’s death./PN Police said it was Calvo’s boarder RheaMae Gallarpe who found him. Calvo sustained no injuries, making thepolice dismiss the possibility of murder. Report said that the victim wassuffering from diabetes. The body of 64-year-old Antonio Calvo, aboardinghouse owner, was discovered around 8 p.m. Nov. 27, police sad.
An investigator checks the wreckage of a plane on Monday. The South Dakota plane crash on Saturday has killed nine members of a prominent United States business family. NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WASHINGTON – Federal investigators havereached the site of a South Dakota plane crash that killed nine members of aprominent United States business family on Saturday. Officials confirmed three other familymembers survived the crash. Their plane crashed shortly aftertake-off around 12:30 (18:30 GMT) local time from Chamberlain – which was undera winter storm warning at the time. Investigators have not yet establishedthe cause of the crash.(BBC) Among the victims were Jim Hansen Sr.and his two sons Kirk and Jim Jr. Two of Kirk Hansen’s sons also died inthe accident, along with two of his son-in-laws. The other victims were JimJr.’s son and a grandson. Spanning four generations, they hadbeen travelling back home to Idaho after an annual pheasant-hunting trip.
The priority, though, would be citygovernment employees with no houses of their own. “This year na ini because we have the property and we also have the funds,” saidMayor Jerry Treñas. Rules will be drawn for the selection ofbeneficiaries, added Treñas. It will likely be constructed in BarangaySambag, Jaro, said Treñas. ILOILO City – The city government isbuilding a 120-unit medium-rise condominium for its employees in Barangay SanIsidro, Jaro district. The city government is planning asimilar medium-rise condominium for informal settlers. “We will be able to finalize that afterclearing with the other local government unit kay may portion of the property ngaato sa Pavia, Iloilo,” according to the mayor. The initial fund for this housingproject is P88 million, he said. “I think we have to start with thepermanent (employees) and then later amat-amatkita kadto sa aton job hires,” said Treñas. Pavia town and Iloilo City shares aborder./PN
The courtrecommended a P180,000 bail-bond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PN The 33-year-oldresident Jeresyl Serrano was caught on the strength ofan arrest warrant around 9:20 a.m. on Monday, a police report said. ILOILO City –Charged with carnapping, a man was arrested in Gerongan,Lemery, Iloilo. Serrano was detained in the custodial facilityof the Lemery municipal police station.
“Furthermore, this is to put everyone’shealth and safety the top priority,” Nicor-Mangilimutan added in the order thatwas issued on Thursday. In a statement posted on Facebook onThursday, he clarified that the international vessel Sea Music would not beallowed to dock or to anchor in the seas of San Carlos City, and subsequentlyissued the order to refute earlier reports that the ship would have a coldlay-up in the city’s waters. (With a report from PNA/PN) On Thursday, Provincial AdministratorRayfrando Diaz, a member of the Provincial nCoV Task Force, said a resident ofLa Castellana, located in central Negros, has asked to be quarantined aftermanifesting flu-like symptoms. In the north, the City of Carlos hasprohibited vessels arriving from China, Hong Kong, and Macau from anchoring inits port. The person, who had traveled to HongKong, was brought to the isolation facility of the Teresita L. JalandoniProvincial Hospital in Silay City. BACOLOD City – Classes in all levels in La Castellana, Negros Occidental weresuspended on Friday amid the threat of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). In Executive Order (EO) 020-006, Mayor RhumylaNicor-Mangilimutan said the move is “a precautionary measure to contain andmitigate the spread of the dreaded disease, the nCoV, that has claimed hundredsof lives in China and has created havoc in various parts of the country.” Mayor Renato Gustilo issued EO 50 onThursday addressed to the Philippine Ports Authority and the Philippine CoastGuard, reiterating the Department of Health’s guidelines for all seaports thatwere issued by Health Secretary Francisco Duque last February 4. “Pursuant to the said departmentcircular, and in view of the absence of quarantine facilities and qualifiedpersonnel in the city, all vessels calling from China, Hong Kong, and MacauSpecial Administrative Regions shall be directed to proceed to the competentport in Cebu and Manila,” Gustilo said. “Under no circumstances must suchvessels be allowed to lay, berth, dock or anchor in any part of the territorialwaters of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.”
The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Anilao police station. The 41-year-old Leonardo Democrito wascaught on the strength of an arrest in Barangay Ito Sur, Cabatuan, Iloiloaround 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19, a police report showed. ILOILO City – He was listed as the No. 6most wanted person in the municipal police station of Anilao, Iloilo. Democrito – resident of BarangayPalaypay, Anilao – was facing rape charges. He had been hiding from the policefor about five years, the report added. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PN