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‘Faith Healer/Dentist in Limbo’

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A popular faith healer and known "tooth extractor ala dentist" in Manapla town will face criminal charges for the death of a 28-year-old man whose five teeth he extracted.

CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPUS TOUR. DENR’s Ruby Arribas calls for the preservation of water as its supply will be affected with the worsening climate change, during a lecture at Sagay National High School-Main, in Sagay City, Negros Occ. The campaign is in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).*(LLjr-PIA6)

Relatives of the victim and Manapla cops are readying charges against "faith healer-fake dentist" Diosdado Mahilum, who extracted five of Jerry Aguirre’s teeth in Busay, Barangay Punta Mesa in Manapla that caused the latter’s death.

According to the victim’s sister, Joan dela Cruz, she thought her brother went to a real dentist.

JAPANESE RESTO. Mr. Shigemi Watanabe, Dr. Yutaka Ichikawa, Mayor Monico O. Puentevella, Ms. Menchu R. Salas, Mrs. Thelma Watanabe and Nonita Sugiyama during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and soft opening of Nippon Ichi Japanese Restaurant at Villa Angela Hi-Strip 4.*(CMO-PIO photo)

She said her brother was weak when he came back and went to sleep.

He was found dead the following day due to septic embolism secondary to dental infection based on the death certificate signed by Dr. Eriberto Jaime, the Manapla Municipal Health Officer.

Special Non-working Holiday Tomorrow, Ninoy Aquino Day; DOLE Issues Wage Rules

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Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said that proper wage rules and core labor standards for workers must be observed tomorrow, August 21, 2014, which is a Special Non-Working Day across the nation marking Ninoy Aquino Day.

N.E.C.A. SPORTSFEST MEETING. Officials of various electric cooperatives in Negros Island convened and discussed last August 17 the different sports events that will take place on November 29, 2014 during the Negros Electric Cooperatives Association (NECA) Sportsfest to be held here in Bacolod City. Photo shows Engr. Paulino G. Almedilla of NONECO (seated 1st from right) as Inter-Coop Coordinator and Roel C. Venus, MBA-HRM of CENECO (seated center) as the event’s Over-all Program Director, with supervisors and managers of Negros Oriental Electric Cooperatives I and II (NORECO), Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) formerly VRESCO, Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative (NOCECO), and Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO). NECA is an organization formed by presidents and general managers of five (5) electric cooperatives in Negros Island, which aims to negotiate as one with large power generating companies for lower electric power rates.*

The labor and employment chief said that the Special Non-Working Day is by virtue of Proclamation No. 655, series of 2013, Declaring the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday (for all Schools) for the Year 2014.

Baldoz emphasized that the declaration of August 21, 2014, as a special non-working day was meant to remember and honor the martyrdom of the late Senator Benigno Aquino which was first proclaimed by virtue of Republic Act No. 9256.

"Proper observance of the pay rules on a Special Non-Working Day strengthens decent work and encourages productivity. Voluntary compliance of companies with this labor standard is good business practice," she said.

The labor chief reminded employers to observe the following pay rules during the Ninoy Aquino Day, thus:

(a) If the employee did not work, the "no work, no pay" principle shall apply unless there is a favorable company policy, practice or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) granting payment on a special day;

(b) For work done during the special day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her daily rate on the first eight hours of work [(Daily Rate x 130%) + COLA);

‘Shabu in Chocolate’

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A Silay City resident was intercepted and nabbed by police authorities when he tried to conceal a sachet of suspected shabu in a chocolate bar intended for an inmate at Silay PNP jail Sunday evening.

Supt. Rosauro Francisco, Silay police chief identified the suspect as Geronimo Superficial, 51, of Brgy. Mambulac of the city.

Superficial brought a chocolate bar neatly concealing shabu placed inside.

Among the stage designs Salvador "Badong" Bernal created for the stage play Lapu-Lapu. Its diorama replica are among the exhibits at the Negros Museum which will run until September 15, 2014.* (Gil Severino photo)

Part of the chocolate was cut off and the portion was placed with shabu covered with aluminum foil and wrapped in a paper.

It was intended for Dennis Britaña who was detained at the police jail for violation of Republic Act 9165.

Alert police guard became apprehensive when they noticed a lighter that accompanied the chocolate.

When they opened the chocolate, they found the paper with shabu.

They arrested Superficial and questioned Britaña. Both, however, denied they own the prohibited drugs.

Francisco said they will file Section 5, 11 and 12 against Superficial in court.

Record shows, this is the second incident in Negros Occidental jail.

Two months ago, an unidentified tricycle driver left a plastic bag with toiletries intended for an inmate.

Jail guard checked the plastic bag and a bulging toothpaste which revealed dried marijuana cigarettes inside when examined.

Meanwhile, a resident of Bacolod City was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in a beach in Brgy. Mambulac, Silay City at noon Sunday.

Francisco identified the suspect as Wilfredo Porras Palmer, alias "Mater", 50, of Galo Street, Brgy. 22, Bacolod City.

IBP-Neg Occ Opposes CHA-CHA

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If Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. of Negros Occidental strongly supports the charter change (CHA-CHA) to extend the term of Pres. Benigno Aquino III, the members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Occidental Chapter lead by its president Atty. Enrique Tabino, are firm on their stand opposing CHA-CHA.

Bacolod Language Association President Oh Jae Yong, USLS Director for External Affairs, Rhoderick Samonte, Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, First Lady Josefa Puentevella, Councilor Sonya Verdeflor and Councilor Ana Marie Palermo with Korean Embassy Counselor for Culture and Public Relations and Korean Culture Center Director Oh Choong Suk formally open the first Bacolod-Korea Friendship Festival yesterday.*(CMO-PIO photo)

He said in a radio interview yesterday that "there is no need to change the constitution. Even the Board of Governors of IBP has the same stand. The move to change the constitution have been the orchestration of people surrounding the president, everytime the term of the sitting president is nearing its end. This has been happening since the time of former Pres. Cory Aquino, Fidel Ramos, and Gloria Arroyo, because they believe only their ally President can lead the country. Now the same move is being spread by the circle of PNoy on allegations that the economic provisions of the constitution needs some amendments.This is a good point because we must accept the fact that with the event here in Bacolod, business is controlled by foreigners. But the people within the circle of the president are wise. They could make an alibi to extend the term of the President."

City Mayor Monico Puentevella and Counselor Oh Choong Suk enjoying the opening ceremonies of the Bacolod-Korea Friendship Festival with Arabella, Puentevella’s granddaughter.*(CMO-PIO photo)



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