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Rapiz named best Bacolod
cop despite suspension


Supt. Santiago Rapiz, who is serving a three-month suspension has been chosen as Bacolod City’s Best Senior Police Commissioned Officer of the Year, BCPO director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz said yesterday.

De la Paz said Rapiz’s good performance as the former head of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group and the Special Operations Group, cannot be erased by the suspension meted him by the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices.

Under Rapiz’s leadership, BCPO topped the performance in the anti-illegal gambling and illegal drugs in Western Visayas, De la Paz also said.

He said Rapiz will receive his award with Senior Insp. Jose Mulleta, SPO1 Aries Escarda and PO2 Felipe Moncatar, as Best Junior Police Commissioned, Best Senior Police Non-Commissioned and Best Junior Non-Commissioned officers of the year, respectively, on August 16 at the BCPO headquarters.

The suspension of Rapiz stemmed from the complaints filed against him by Carlota Villadar, the wife of Sergio Villadar, 57, of Brgy. Libertad, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, allegedly the supporter of a politician, who was apprehended at Crossing Buli, Brgy. Mabini in the city on May 7, 2012, by members of the Public Safety Management Battalion allegedly for illegal gun possession.

Rapiz, former chief of police of Escalante, had earlier said the wife of Villadar, now deceased, had claimed that they committed negligence by not remitting her husband to the court immediately.

Meanwhile, the Police Station 9, headed by Chief Insp. Placido Gentoleo, was chosen as the Best Police Station of the Year for exemplary performance in the anti-criminality drive, De la Paz said.

The BCPO will also recognize Ma. Teresa Castillo as Best Non-Uniformed Personnel, Bernard Seva as Best Civilian Employee of the Year, and Eladio Pescadero as Best Traffic Enforcer of the Year.*APN

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SIFI holds 115th medical
mission in Binalbagan

The Sugar Industry Foundation Inc. conducted its 115th medical dental mission and feeding program in Barangay San Vicente, Binalbagan town, Negros Occidental recently, its press release said.

Around 408 sugar farm workers and their families were served through free medical consultations and medicines, dental extractions and feeding.

The team was headed by Edith Villanueva, SIFI president/COO, and assisted by the Binalbagan-Isabela Sugar Co., led by personnel officer Liby Frias; San Vicente, headed by Brgy. Captain Avelino Dingson, his kagawads and health workers, the press release said.

The doctors who joined in the activity were Milagros Amarra, Estrella Leong, Danilo Dueñas, Cheryl Tampus, Josette Dueñas, Carmelo and Eugenio Florete, the press release also said.*

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13-man exhibit ongoing

A 13-man art exhibition is ongoing at the Dizon-Ramos Museum, in Burgos Street, Bacolod City, until August 19, a press release from organizers said.

The exhibitors are Dane Algara, Jeb Alvarez, Trisha Alvarez, Mache Belangel-De la Torre, Mariel De la Torre, Ed Gamo, Therese Hinojales-Jomalesa, Joan Honoridez, Darel Javier, Holtz Javier, Pinky Lizares, Bea Mocorro, and Phoebe Nicole Rios.

The opening was attended by museum president Josefa Puentevella, managing director Remedios Bantug, museum curator Raymond Alunan, and Orlando Canlas, the press release added.*

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Acquaintance party held

Seventy-nine freshman law school students were welcomed during the Acquaintance Party 2012 of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos School of Law at the UNO-R lobby on Saturday, a press release from the school said.

The annual welcome rites, sponsored by the sophomores led by Jayson Olivar, was attended by dean John Paolo Villasor, assistant dean Lorna Demonteverde, the UNO-R School of Law faculty, led by Jan Anthony Saril and Japhet Masculino, and alumni, like retired Judge Gorgonio Ybañez of Regional Trial Court Branch 48.

The induction of the Barristers Club officers, led by Rey Cordero of the juniors, was also held with retired Judge Demonteverde as inducting officer, the press release also said.*

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SIFI holds 115th medical mission in Binalbagan
13-man exhibit ongoing
Acquaintance party held

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