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Bacolod City

3 Major Products are Expected for Sugar Act

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The proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 will pave the way for the growth of two other major products from sugarcane instead of just sugar alone, said Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president, Frank Carbon.


Top three Dinagsa Queen winners: (Left) 1st runner up Marie Arriane Diolingo (center) Dinagsa Queen 2015 Jessela Estrella and 2nd runner up Princess Joy Gabiota.*


Korean officials with Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella

In a PIA interview, Carbon said that the Sugarcane Act aims to develop fuel ethanol and power from biomass from sugarcane in addition to the production of sugar in Negros.

He cited that about 60%-80% of the Negros Island’s livelihood and subsistence comes from sugar, and the addition of ethanol and biomass industries could lead to investments that will give more jobs to people.

Bacolod City to Give P2.5-M to Bacolaodiat, Inc.

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The request of Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella for the authority to sign the Memorandum of Agreement to be entered into by and between the City of Bacolod and the Bacolaodiat, Incorporated regarding the financial assistance in the amount of P2, 500, 000.00 was approved during the 82nd regular session of the 8th Council last January 28.

NIR Advocates Wrap Up Agreements for One-Island Region in Bayawan City Forum; Degamo No Show

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BAYAWAN CITY- Proponents of the Negros Island Region (NIR) yesterday underscored anew the advantages to the local economy and tourism sector that both Oriental and Occidental Negros will generate under the NIR set-up in a consultation held at the Integrated Business Center here.

Riding-in-Tandem Holdup Men Strike Anew

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Riding-in-tandem hold-up men strike again victimizing three persons in Barangay Villamonte in two days, Police Senior Inspector Benedicto Villarias of Police Station 4, said.

On Tuesday about 9:00 pm, the suspects held up 7274 Convenience Store cashier along Burgos Street, Barangay Villamonte.

Police identified the victim as Marian Malata, 32, of Helvetia Heights, Barangay Villamonte.

She was divested of her cash collection worth P1,100 after the suspects wearing bonnets entered the store and pointed a gun at her.

2 Women Nabbed in Buy Bust at North Terminal

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Two women were arrested by police operatives of City-Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSTOG) about 3 pm at North Terminal, Barangay Bata, Bacolod City yesterday.

Police Senior Inspector Jose Muleta, CAIDSTOG head identified the suspects as Teresita Octavio, 60, of Carmela Subdivision, Talisay City and Anamarie Hilado, 37, of Canetown Subdivision, Victorias City.

Octavio, the subject of buy bust, handed a medium size heat sealed suspected shabu in exchange of P1, 000 marked money.

Hilado is the business partner of Octavio, Muleta said.

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