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KNIGHTS AND LADIES. Erlinda Ledesma, Amparo Ferraris, Maria Teresa Causing, Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, Nestor Gabalda, Benjamin Lopue Jr., and Modesto Sa-onoy (l-r), at the investiture rites at the San Sebastian Cathedral yesterday*

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Capitol rules on bids
for 3 major projects
FAILURE OF BIDDING ON
HOSPITAL DECLARED

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Gov. Isidro Zayco yesterday said he is approving the recommendation of the Provincial Bids and Awards Committee for the rebidding of the renovation of the Valladolid District  Hospital in Valladolid, Negros Occidental.

He is also approving the awarding of contracts for the construction of the new Negros Occidental provincial jail in Bago City and the renovation of the Valeriano Gatuslao Memorial District  Hospital in Himamaylan City  to the second lowest bidders.

The unanimous recommendations of the PBAC were made with the concurrence of Max Cordero, observer of the Diocese of Bacolod on the committee, Zayco said.moremoremore

Close watch up
versus corruption
BY NIDA BUENAFE

At least seven government agencies in Negros Occidental are being closely watched by the Citizens Network for Good Government, with an observer from the group attending the opening of bids of projects listed in the agencies’ Annual Procurement Plan.

Included in the list are the Bacolod, Talisay and Bago offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, the City Government of Bacolod, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Bacolod City Water District, Philippine Ports Authority, and Transmission Commission, and the Social Security System.moremoremore

Task force okayed to
fight dead season
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Sugar leaders and Negros Occidental officials yesterday agreed to create a task force to help mitigate the effects of an expected long “dead season” on the workers of the industry.

A consultation called by Board Member Enrique Miguel Lacson was attended by leaders of the Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations, National Federation of Sugarcane Planters and   the United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines, and Board Members Adolfo Mangao, Nehemias de la Cruz and Patrick Lacson at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

“We agreed to create a task force and invite other sectors, including labor,” Enrique Lacson said.moremoremore

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