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Court Judge in Bohol Under Attacks

Editorial, Bohol ChronicleThe death of democracy begins the day Government does not function.That is when the Executive does not govern, the legislators do not make laws and judges do not act on cases. Democracy thrives when all three do their sworn duties.The class suit for the nullification of the City Square contract between the City Government and the TBCRDC and the issuance of a TRO over what is "disadvantageous to government" was dropped by four RTC judges like a "hot potato".But one must note that a recent clear precedent of a "sweetheart deal" and "grossly disadvantageous to the government" case later voided by the Supreme Court (even after the terminal was partially standing) was the multi-billion contract for the NAIA Terminal and the ill-fated PIATCO.Government infrastructure, is therefore, not exempt.Thus what one judge, RTC Branch I Teofilo Baluma ,did in accepting the case was to perform his sworn duty" to dispose this case wi…

Carnapping in Bohol Philippines

A suspected bigtime carnapper entrapped by the city police inside the house of a city official is now facing charges at the City Prosecutor's Office.Charges of carnapping and estafa were filed against suspect John Glen Cadampog, 32, a resident of J.A. Clarin Street , this city, by victims that included City Kag. Edgar Bompat.Cadampog took at least eight vehicles from four victims. The suspect hired the vehicles for a fee but was actually hunting for unsuspecting buyers.A total of P700,000 was owed by Cadampog to the vehicle owners including a Kia Rio and a multicab that were already sold to different buyers, police said.The suspected carnapper was caught in an entrapment operation at the residence of Kag. Bompat along J.A. Clarin St. last Wednesday.After he was brought to the City Police Station, several victims surfaced including Paterna Taray, Rodrigo Balaba and Nilo Palwa of Balilihan town.According to Bompat, who owns a fleet of vans and cars for rent, the suspect rented his M…

PROCESS Team in Bohol

The municipal officials of Catigbian hosted an Ecotourism Familiarization Tour for PROCESS-Bohol staff Monday last week.The half-day activity on January 19 was part of the local government unit's staff development agenda, aiming to know the best practices, programs and services of the once sleepy town of Catigbian.The 19-man team led by PROCESS-Bohol Executive Director Emie Roslinda paid a courtesy call to Mayor Roberto Salinas.Then, they toured the municipal hall and its premises, and observed the operation at the Catigbian Livestock Auction Center and the Public Market.The LGU's information office gave a PowerPoint presentation on the best practices, programs and services of the municipality at the conference hall, leading to lengthy discussions and exchange of ideas."We have chosen Catigbian as our destination not because this is our partner in the implementation of various PROCESS-facilitated projects, but because we want to learn how the then sle…