Livelihood programs set
for sugar workers: Teves
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Special livelihood programs for sugar workers in Negros Occidental during the dead season, and for porters from the shutdown Bacolod airport will be implemented soon, Liduvino Geron, first vice president for programs management of the Land Bank of the Philippines, said yesterday.
Finance Secretary Margarito Teves who was leaving for Paris last night told the DAILY STAR he had instructed Geron to act on the matter.
Gov. Isidro Zayco raised the problem of displaced sugar workers with the President during her visit to Negros Occidental Thursday last week and she instructed Teves to look into the matter and coordinate with the governor.
City breaking world record today
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
The City of Bacolod is all set in its attempt to break the world record for the longest “chicken barbeque grill” at the North Wing parking lot of SM City-Bacolod at 4 p.m. today.
Inasal festival chairman Councilor Alex Paglumotan yesterday said Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero will lead the city officials in lighting up the barbeque grills.
He said they hope to break the world record for having the longest barbeque grill and the Guinness Book of World Records will be represented by the Geodetic Engineers Association of the Philippines who will submit to them in London documentations of the event.
TRO issued vs.
13 brgy heads, cop chief
BY CARLA GOMEZ
A temporary restraining order was issued yesterday directing 13 Pulupandan barangay captains and a police officer to put a stop to human barricades and roadblocks preventing the entry and exit of vehicles into the Asian Alcohol Corp. compound in Pulupandan town, the firm’s lawyer Roger Reyes said.
Bago Regional Trial Court Judge Frances Guanzon issued the TRO that is good for 72 hours and the injunction hearing of the case is set tomorrow, Reyes added.
Guanzon ordered the 13 barangay heads – Allan Jacildo of Zone 6, Francisco Dorepes of Canjusa, Lisa Marie Bantigue – Zone 1, Hernlado Era – Zone 3, Jimmy Polido – Zone 4A, Cynthia Barato – Zone 5, Ronnie Moreno – Culo, Rosal Ortega – Pag-ayon, Jonah Jarlata – Tapong, John Ordaniel – Palaka Sur, Erna Tortocion – Palaka Norte, Roberto Valenzuela – Patic, Pulupandan resident Fernando Maguila, Senior Inspector Gil Flores – Acting Pulupandan police chief , and anyone acting in their behalf, to remove obstructions that have prevented the entry and exit into AAC of transport vehicles carrying employees and cargo, including delivery trucks of its suppliers.