Malay town to get new police chief

first_imgLieutenant 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)last_img read more

Criminal Case Hangs Over Juror Belleh

first_imgLawyers representing Ecobank-Liberia in the US$3M damages lawsuit are beginning to outline their case for juror Elizabeth Belleh to be tried on the commission of the crime “criminal attempt to commit bribery.”Belleh, who served as one of the jurors in the case was allegedly caught in the office of Cllr. Cooper Kruah, one of the lawyers of Embassy Suites, Inc that is seeking the damages against the bank.Cllr. Kruah continues to deny the claim, when the incident was investigated at the Civil Law Court and during his press conference with journalists last Thursday.It is not clear when the Ecobank lawyer will bring to court the case against Juror Belleh, but addressing journalists last Friday, Atty. Arthur T. Johnson said they have enough evidence, both photographic and eye –witnesses’ accounts to convict Belleh of the charge.Besides Juror Belleh, Atty. Johnson said in a carefully worded statement, they were considering implicating other individuals in the lawsuit.He refused to name the other people, claiming it would be prejudice.But, he went on to say, “This is a serious issue and we are not taking it lightly.  We are going to prosecute those that are involved in the jury tampering saga,” the Ecobank lawyer strongly declared.Explaining about the discovery of the jury tampering, Atty. Johnson maintained: “Look, my people, Cllr. Kruah can’t deny that we never caught juror Belleh in his office.  We did; we have photographs to prove that, but we are not going to show the evidence until we get to the court.“We kept surveillance on them. When we got the information that she had arrived at his office, we quickly drove to his office and parked our cars right in front of it,” Atty. Johnson alleged.“We sat there from 4 p.m.  until it was 8 p.m., at which time to we saw both of them walking hand in hand from Cllr. Kruah’s office.”He further claimed that when the Counselor noticed that they were around, he quickly ran back into his office.“When he saw us around his office, he ran back into his office, but it was too late for Belleh to go after him.That was how we managed to stop her from leaving the place, and we photographed her, before inviting the police to arrest her which they did,” he claimed.According to him, Belleh is undergoing criminal investigation at the National Police Headquarters.“Right now, she is a subject of formal complaint of criminal investigation by the police. This is why we are not going to interfere with the police investigation by disclosing our evidence,” he added.The action, he said, was to serve as a deterrent to other senior lawyers, who he claimed, were winning cases by using money to influence jurors.“This is a new thing, we are introducing into our jurisprudence, so as to expose those lawyers who are damaging the images of our courts,’ Atty. Johnson emphasized.“We are going to do everything legally to root-out those bad apples in our midst,” he maintained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL BIKE WEEK GETS OFF TO A SUNNY START

first_imgLaunch of the Donegal Bike Week at the Donegal County Council’s Public Services Centre and the Diamond, Donegal Town.The sun shone brightly in Donegal Town for the launch of Bike Week Donegal which took place at the Public Services Centre in Donegal Town. Chairman of Donegal County Council Cllr John Campbell in what is one of his remaining functions as Chairman launched the week long programme of cycle related activities which take place between the 13th and 21st June.The gathering included teachers and senior class children from Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala, Gaelscoil na Ceithre Maistirí and the Glebe Primary in Donegal Town as well as fellow Councillor and Donegal Sports Partnership Director Tom Conaghan, Directors Of Donegal Sports Partnership Colin Mc Nulty and Eamon Harvey. Cllr Campbell welcomed the large turnout and thanked programme coordinators Donegal Sports Partnership and Donegal County Council and all the local community groups, schools and cycling clubs for their efforts to promote safe cycling and cycling as a sport.He hoped that the pleasant weather would encourage many more to dust down their cycle and participate in one of the many events organised during the Bike Week 2015 or to just go out and enjoy the many benefits cycling has to offer including getting some fresh air, some exercise or just having fun with some friends.He stressed the importance of safety when cycling on public roads as cyclists have to share with walkers and cars. He then invited everyone with a bike to join him in a lunchtime cycle to the Diamond in Donegal Town and back to the Public Services Centre and thanked the Gardaí of Donegal Town for their support in traffic management for the event.National Bike Week 2015 is a national programme supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and coordinated locally by Donegal Sports Partnership with the assistance of Donegal County Council.Bike week events can be viewed at www.bikeweek.ie or www.activedonegal.comFurther information available from Myles Sweeney or Karen Guthrie at [email protected] or 074 9116078 /0749116079DONEGAL BIKE WEEK GETS OFF TO A SUNNY START was last modified: June 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Bike WeekSports Partnershiplast_img read more