purged in Neg. Occ.
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Commission on Elections has so far deactivated 255,754 voters in Negros Occidental for failure to vote in two successive elections, Provincial Election Supervisor Jessie Suarez said yesterday.
It has also cancelled 8,903 voters from the list by reason of death, he said.
The list purged of voters in Negros Occidental covered the period from December to March, with more expected as the poll registration continues, he said.
WV Comelec officials
want reg’l director out
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Several officials of the Commission on Elections in Western Visayas may seek the relief of Dennis Ausan as its regional director, Jessie Suarez, provincial election supervisor, said yesterday.
Suarez said they want Ausan relieved as many of the COMELEC personnel are demoralized by the sudden relief of Mavil Majarucon as Bacolod COMELEC head without due process.
On Friday, Majarucon assumed her post as acting election officer of Bago City in compliance with a memorandum from the COMELEC’s personnel department, pending results of an appeal she filed, Suarez said.
Another call center to open
in Bacolod, to hire 3,000
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Transcom Asia, a call center company based in Europe, will start operating in Bacolod City in September 2009 with 800 personnel, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday.
Leonardia said the call center, which will be located at Lopue’s South Square in Brgy. Tangub, targets to hire 2,000 to 3,000 employees.
Leonardia, with Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, met with Transcom Asia country manager Seva Subramaniam last week on the details for the opening of Transcom Asia in Bacolod.