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SP extends deadline of business permit filing

The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod, during its regular session yesterday, extended the deadline for the payment of business permits in the city, from January 20 to February 28, 2018.

This was confirmed by Councilor Caesar Distrito, Chairperson of the SP Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Good Government who authored the extension of filing of business permits and the payment of the first quarter business tax.

“The extension will in effect exempt businesses that failed to secure business permits from payment of penalties and surcharges,” Distrito said.

No more swapping of old Peso bills after Dec. 29

Exchange your coins into paper bills

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reminding those who are in possession of old peso bills, those released in 1985 and lost monetary value since July, to have those swapped with new banknotes before 2 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 29.

At the same time, BSP Senior Research Specialist Randy Bolves is urging the public to exchange their coins into paper bills, to enable BSP and the banks to recirculate loose coins than leaving them in cans, bottles and coin banks.

‘Businesswoman Cuaycong has fully paid P2M check in 2015’

The alleged dishonored P2 million check which was the subject of businesswoman Catherine Cabuga’s basis for filing a case in October, this year against businesswoman, Ester Cuaycong was fully paid as early as November, 2015.

This was revealed to Negros Daily Bulletin by Cuaycong’s legal counsel, Atty. Gina Mirano-Jesena, in reaction to yesterday’s news item that said Cuaycong owes Cabuga P2M for the former’s returned check.

Sayson filing MR on dismissal of his poll protest

Former Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson is filing a motion for reconsideration today before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) seeking a reversal of its decision to dismiss his election protest against Congressman Greg Gasataya.

“I feel dismayed over the HRET decision,” Sayson said.

He said, the body had earlier issued two resolutions on his favor, “which shows that my petition passed the requirement of form and substance. Therefore, my petition was valid,” the former city official said.