‘MOs recalled effective Feb.’
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The 302nd Infantry Brigade and the 11th Infantry Battalion, both based in Negros Oriental, said yesterday that they have been directed to recall all mission orders issued to civilians, effective last month.
The separate statements of Col. Francisco Patrimonio, commander of the 302nd Brigade, and Lt. Col. Wilfredo Isaac, of the 11th IB, came after the arrest of three suspects in Barangay Looc, Sibulan town, who were charged yesterday for illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions.
Bacong town councilor Jason Laure, 35; and his two alleged workers, identified as Christopher Palalon, 37, married, of Zamboanguita town; and Renato Belocora, 25, single, of Barangay Nangka, in Bayawan City, were arrested Tuesday, in Looc, Sibulan, following a call for police assistance in an indiscriminate firing incident.
LTO-Bais still lacks
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Land Transportation Office in Bais City, Negros Oriental, said yesterday it still lacks official plates for motorcycles as the end of the 45-day suspension of its “no plate, no travel” policy looms.
Janine Lawas, chief of the LTO-Bais District Office, said the policy has been suspended since February 15, due to lack of materials in making plate numbers. The suspension allowed registered motorcycles and motor vehicles, with no official plates, to still travel so long as the driver or owner can present documents that he or she has already registered the unit, Lawas added.
While the LTO-Bais Office has available plates for MVs or four-wheeled vehicles, it lacks plates for motorcycles, because of the big number of applicants for new registration each month, as well as backlogs on MC units, that have been previously registered and have been travelling without official plates for years, Lawas said.