CHILDHOOD CARE. National Nutrition Council Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Nona Tad-y (4th from left) turns over a check worth P924,025 to Negros Occidental Acting Provincial Administrator, Dr. Lucille Gelvolea (5th from left) for the Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days (ECCD F1K) programs and activities of Negros Occidental. Also in photo is Provincial Health Office Head and Provincial Nutrition Action Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang (3rd from left) and staff, among others.*(Capitol photo)
Power Watch Negros Inc. (PWNI) remain steadfast in its opposition against the ERC ruling issued on June 27, 2017 granting Kepco-Salcon (KSPC) and CENECO the authority to collect the amount of P232 M as “unnominated contract quantities” which simply means the amount to be paid by CENECO to KSPC even when it did not use such power supply. This is because of the “overcontracting in the EPPA concluded between CENECO and KSPC in 2011.
After five months of hiding, the leader of the notorious Balume Gang, Arturo Balume, Sr. alias “Master Pedik,” and his son Arturo Balume Jr. aka “Turing”, were arrested Thursday, October 12, at about 5:30 p.m. -- by the joint elements of the Regional Intelligence Division 6, operatives of Ilolio Police Provincial Office (IPPO) and Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOCPPO) led by Sr. Supt. Marlon A Tayaba at Brgy. Poblacion in Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental.
A notorious hold up suspect, victimizing mostly cashiers/crew of delivery vans, was arrested by Bacolod City Police Station 4 operatives while having coffee at East Block in Villa Angela in Barangay Villamonte early Saturday morning.
Police Chief Inspector Richee Gohee, Police Station 4 chief, identified the suspect as Joseph Belaong “Alyas Jojo”, in his late 30s, of Purok Aning in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod.
He is the suspect in the series of robbery-holdup cases victimizing delivery vans’ cashier and crew.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Bacolod City is holding three job fairs in the province this month of October and November.
POEA Chief Glenda Aligonza said that today, Oct. 16, the Bacolod City government will hold the Masskara Job Fair at BAYS Center, in coordination with the Bacolod Public Employment Service Office (PESO).
She said about 21 licensed recruitment agencies will participate, offering jobs abroad and some local recruitment agencies hiring for local jobs.
Whether there is a transport strike or none in Bacolod and Negros today, which is definitely none in the city and Negros Occidental, the order of President Rodrigo R. Duterte suspending all classes in all levels, both in public and private schools, and government work nationwide, still holds.
The suspension of work, however does not include the private sector, as Duterte is giving private employers the discretion whether to suspend work.