The United Negros Drivers and Operators Center and the Sentrong Samahan Tsuper at Operators Negros expressed opposition yesterday to the proposal of Department of Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to implement quarterly fare automatic adjustments.
SSTON secretary general Jesse Ortega said that if the transport group would favor the proposal, it shows they are also allowing oil companies to excessively increase prices of fuel products.
Ortega said that if the proposal materialize, the commuters, especially the students, will be the ones to suffer its effect.
SC: Gov't owns
The Supreme Court has declared with finality that the government owns the shares of businessman Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. in the United Coconut Planters Bank.
This, after the SC en banc voting 14-0, dismissed the motion for reconsideration filed by Cojuangco.
A summary sent by the SC Public Information Office yesterday, said Cojuangco did not present new arguments in his MR.
The Department of Science and Technology has distributed application forms for its undergraduate scholarship programs for students with high aptitude in science and mathematics in public and private high schools to encourage more applicants, its Provincial Director, Alan Francis Daraug, said yesterday.
Daraug said they have received inquiries about the scholarship but they need to campaign further so many students will know about it and could avail of the government grant.
He also said that the entrance examination will be held at the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas in Talisay City for residents of the 3rd, 4th and Bacolod lone districts, Esteban R. Abada Memorial School in Kabankalan City for residents of the 5th and 6th districts, and at Puey Elementary School in Sagay City for applicants coming from 1st and 2nd districts.