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The inclusion of the urban planner as part of the composition of the Technical Working Group (TWG) tasked to conduct a comprehensive study over the viability for the establishment of the New Southbound Terminal was discussed during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) last Wednesday.

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella joins the traditional boodle fight in Barangay 19 in celebration of their fiesta yesterday.*

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella helps carry the casket of 19-year old rape-slay victim Shella Condes.*

Alex Paglumotan, chairman of the Committee on Transportation, recommended to include urban planners in the composition of TWG based on all inputs that he gathered from dialogues and public hearings.

Malabor Still Richest Board Member, Gustilo Still the ‘Poorest’ in Negros Occ.

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Negros Occidental Board Member Renato Malabor (5th district) is still the richest member of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental with a declared net worth of P30,447,780.08, while BM Renato Gustilo (1st Dist.) maintained his position as the “poorest” with a net worth of negative P225,018.

The Bacolod City Fourth Estate Lions Club President Ed Pama and officers brought lunch, flowers, toiletries, as well as nurses and PTs for the checking of blood pressures and PT treatment of members of the St. Mary’s Home for the Aged of Alangilan, Bacolod City, last Mothers’ Day. Together with Lions Luz Sia, Minella Novero, May Serran and Edith Robillo.*

Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Head Karen Dinsay (3rd from right) welcomes YesPinoy Foundation Inc. Executive Director Xavier Padilla (center) during his visit at the Capitol, yesterday. Also in photo are Curriculum Implementation Division Chief Leah Rosal (2nd from left) and Public School District Supervisor Angeles Verdeprado (3rd from left) and the NOSP staff.* (Capitol photo by Roniel Tanguan)

Negros Occ. Showcases Products at IFEX Philippines

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TThe Provincial Government of Negros Occidental led by Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. showcased Negros-made products during the opening of the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) featuring the 10th Asia’s Ethic Food and Ingredients Show at SMX Convention Center, Pasay, yesterday.

Left photo shows Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (5th from left), Sen. Cynthia Villar (6th from left) and other dignitaries at the opening of IFEX Philippines featuring 10th Asia’s Ethic Food and Ingredients Show at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, yesterday. Right photo shows Negros Occidental Booth showcasing Negros products.* (LGelvolea photo)

61 Barangays Get 50% Share Garbage Fee

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The second batch of Barangays received their Garbage Fee Share as part of City Ordinance No. 08-14-707, or the allocation of 50% share to each barangay from the proceeds of garbage services charges collected from business establishments in their area of territorial jurisdiction yesterday.

Barangay Singcang-Airport Captain Rosinie Distrito receiving his 50% garbage fee share worth P738,662.23 from Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella. The share is in accordance with City Ordinance No. 08-14-707 that allocates 50% share to each barangay from the proceeds of garbage services charges that are collected from business establishments, occupation, calling or undertaking located in their respective barangay area of territorial jurisdiction.*

No. 2 Drug Personality in Calatrava Town Nabbed

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Calatrava’s No. 2 drug personality was arrested with a companion by police operatives in a drug buy bust and eventually searched his house in Barangay Patun-an in the town about 4:45 pm, Wednesday.

Police Senior Inspector Mark Angelo Jungco identified the suspect as Julius Gaviola, 45, resident of the place.

His companion in the house at the time police pounced on him was identified as Rex Caliao, 26, also of the place who was found sniffing suspected shabu.