Abattoir obtains business permit

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 02:41 a.m.

AVM Bernardo Slaughterhouse, operator of Bacolod city-owned abattoir, finally received the original copy of their business permit Monday.

Marie Anne Biasca, head of the City Mayor’s Office-Permits and Licensing Division, said a representative of AVM Bernardo claimed their business permit around 9:30 a.m.

Ombud dismisses raps vs La Castellana mayor

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 02:41 a.m.

THE Office of the Ombudsman Visayas dismissed for lack of merit the criminal and administrative complaints filed against La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor and four municipal department heads.

Vice Mayor Felix Feria IV and five councilors filed the complaints in January 2013.

Guv: Raw sugar should be tax free

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 02:40 a.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Monday that raw sugar should not be taxed as there is an existing law stating that agricultural products should be tax free.

What should be taxed is refined sugar, Marañon said.

DPWH vows to address flooding in Bacolod City

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 02:40 a.m.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured the Bacolod City Government that they will address the flood problems in the city.

Engr. Herminio Gulmatico, assistant district engineer, met Greg Gasataya with the personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) and City Engineer’s Office (CEO) at the People’s House to discuss the concern.

‘Focus on FOI bill, not impeachment’

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 03:01 p.m.

LAWYER Enrique Tabino said Congress should focus on passing the Freedom of Information Bill instead of prioritizing the impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III.

Tabino, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter, said he believes the impeachment complaints against Aquino will not prosper.

Leonardia pushes for airport expansion anew

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

BACOLOD City Rep. Evelio Leonardia has asked anew the Department of Transportation and Communications to act on the proposed expansion of the Bacolod-Silay Airport.

“While we have started preparing our tourism facilities and roads, we also need to upgrade our gateways to prepare Bacolod and the rest of Negros Occidental for the tourism boom expected in 2016,” Leonardia told Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya in a letter.

Silay police chief, aide injured in road accident

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:58 p.m.

THE police chief of Silay City, Negros Occidental and his aide were injured in a road accident at Taytay Pedrosa, Circumferential Road in Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City Sunday morning.

Supeintendent Rosauro Francisco and Police Officer 1 Walter Tabilon, who was the driving the vehicle, sustained minor injuries when their Mitsubishi Strada Pick-up hit the bridge across a creek.

Man who shot self in critical condition

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:57 p.m.

A MAN believed to be suffering from depression is in serious condition after he shot himself outside their house at Zone 1, Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City Saturday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Jhunel Yanson alias “Nonoy,” 36.

Lending collector robbed in Vista Alegre

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:56 p.m.

A LENDING collector lost his collection of P5,000 and his personal belongings when three unidentified men robbed him at Abada Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City Saturday afternoon.

Police identified the victim as Edgardo Mabuti, 28, Purok Villamar, Barangay Estefania.

Silaynon nabbed for gun possession

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:54 p.m.

A MAN from Silay City was arrested for illegal possession of firearms in a checkpoint operation conducted by Police Station 9 at Araneta Street in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City Friday evening.

Arrested was Warlito Nicavera, 36, of Colisap 2, Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental.

TWG to tackle HB 4722

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 02:52 p.m.

The House committee on local government has formed a Technical Working Group (TWG) to discuss on the details of House Bill 4722 filed by Bacolod City Rep. Evelio Leonardia.

The bill is an act extending scholarship benefits to recognized illegitimate children of barangay officials.

Abattoir business permit still not released

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:29 p.m.

THE business permit of AVM Bernardo Slaughterhouse, operator of Bacolod city-owned abattoir, remains elusive.

It was expected on Friday that AVM would finally receive its permit from the Regional Trial Court Branch 54, but in the end counsel Marvin Tañada was able to get hold of only a photocopy of the document.

Police: No sightings of rob group in city

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:27 p.m.

SENIOR Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said on Friday that the reports on the presence of the Ozamiz robbery group in the city turned out negative.

After almost two weeks of intelligence monitoring, there was no validation that they arrived in Bacolod, he said.

Philippine Festival opens in Tokyo today

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:26 p.m.

TOKYO – Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez will grace the opening of the Philippine Festival at Ueno Park here today, August 30.

He will be joined by Jenavilla Bibal Shigemizu, the festival organizing committee chairperson, along with Ministry of Foreign Affairs representatives Yukio Ubukata and Masato Nataniya.

Police to deploy anti-crime teams to solve ‘akyat-bahay’ incidents

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:25 p.m.

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) will deploy members of anti-crime groups and force multipliers to the different barangays to solve the rampant “akyat bahay” (house burglary) incidents in the city.

Chief Inspector Noel Polines, head of BCPO Operations Branch, said on Friday that he directed all station commanders to assist these groups in conducting roving patrol within their areas of jurisdiction.

Senate to debate Sugarcane Bill next month

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 02:23 p.m.

SENATOR Francis Escudero revealed on Friday that the Senate is set to debate the Sugarcane Bill at the plenary in September.

Escudero in a radio interview over Mercado Public Program said the bill which he principally authored is now with the Technical Working Group and will be submitted for plenary discussion next month.

City gov’t surrenders AVM permit to court

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:31 p.m.

THE City Government of Bacolod deposited the business permit of slaughterhouse operator AVM Bernardo Engineering to the court on Thursday upon the order of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 54 presiding judge Eduardo Sayson.

Guv downplays people's initiative vs pork barrel

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:31 p.m.

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. downplayed the launching of the “People's Initiative against Pork Barrel” by multi-sectoral groups earlier this week to push for the abolition of the pork barrel and other lump sum releases by the national government.

‘Inside job’ in Noceco robbery probed further

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:30 p.m.

THE Valladolid Municipal Police Station is looking deeper into the “inside job” angle on the P260,000 robbery at field office of the Negros Occidental Electric Cooperation (Noceco) in Barangay Sagwa Banua of said town last Saturday.

DOT grants more than P2.2-M assistance to LGUs in NegOcc

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:29 p.m.

SEVEN local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental received more than P2.2 million in checks from the Department of Tourism (DOT) in rites led by Regional Director Helen Catalbas held at the O Hotel in Bacolod City on Thursday.

Solve ‘akyat-bahay’ cases, Police Station 5 chief told

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 03:29 p.m.

THE chief of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) directed Police Station 5 chief, Senior Inspector Leo Canag, on Thursday to solve the “akyat-bahay” (house burglary) incidents in his area of jurisdiction especially at Charito Heights Subdivision in Barangay Granada.

De Leon: Hotels industry competitive

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:17 p.m.

THE hospitality industry in the country is highly competitive and will not fall behind upon the implementation of the Asean free trade agreement come 2015.

This Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio president and Baguio Country Club general manager Anthony de Leon assured Wednesday.

Baciwa installs manager, 6th board member

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:24 p.m.

THE Board of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) installed Mario Macatangay on Wednesday as interim general manager and accepted Alfredo Bayanin as their sixth member.

‘Army winning the peace in Negros’

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:23 p.m.

COLONEL Jon Aying, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, declared on Wednesday that the government is winning the peace in Negros while the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels continue to lost their ground and hold over the masses in the countryside.

Police steps up watch vs Ozamiz rob group

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:23 p.m.

THE Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) continues to monitor the reported presence of the Ozamiz robbery group in the province especially in Bacolod City.

Master plan seen vital for progress of Bacolod

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

METRO Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president Frank Carbon said the realization of a master plan is still the prime basis for a city to progress and to achieve its long-term goals.

HRVCB to hold processing of claims on September 3-4

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

THE Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) will hold the second intake process of applicants on September 3 and 4 at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center at North Capitol Road in this city.

Pace stops ‘paba-on’ for retiring employees

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 03:22 p.m.

THE Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace) can no longer provide cash gifts to the 18 Capitol employees who are set to retire following the abolition of their positions under the reorganization implemented by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.

Sign-up station vs ‘pork’ set up

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:17 p.m.

A SIGN-UP center for the petition to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) program and other lump-sum releases has been set up at the entrance of the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City.

2 ship captains deny near collision

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 04:16 p.m.

THE captains of the two roll, on-roll off (Roro) vessels have denied reports that their ships nearly collided, a coast guard official said.

Lt. Commander Glen Daraug, chief of the Philippine Coast Guard in Bacolod, said both captains of Montenegro Shipping Lines and Navistar Lines claimed that they were sailing harmoniously and no untoward incident happened.

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