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Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., GSIS chairman Daniel Lacson Jr. and GSIS president and general manager Robert Vergara (l-r) chat during the GSIS stakeholders' dialog in Bacolod City yesterday.*

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Top GSIS officials bare
reforms, pension hikes

Top officials of the Government Service Insurance System yesterday announced a series of reforms that have led to the increase in the pension of their members, and ensured swifter and more-client friendly services.

The announcements were made by GSIS chairman Daniel Lacson Jr. and president and general manager Robert Vergara at a stakeholders dialog at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

“The GSIS is very, very financially sound…We have more than enough to meet your pension needs after retirement,” Vergara assured the stakeholders.moremoremore

I'm staying apolitical, Bitay says

Daniel Lacson Jr., Government Service Insurance System chairman and former Negros Occidental governor, yesterday said he is staying apolitical in this year's elections.

This was his reaction when asked who he is supporting for governor of Negros Occidental between Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr.

“All of these guys are my friends so I wish them all the best,” he said. moremoremore

CENECO rates drop in March

Central Negros Electric Cooperative rates for residential customers this month went down by 22 centavos, from P9.89 in February to P9.67 per kilowatt-hour, CENECO general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. said yesterday.

This was attributed to the stabilization of the supply situation and transmission facilities in the Visayas grid, Lagarde said in a press release.

The decline in the blended rate was caused by a drop in generation charge by P0.0489, transmission charges by P0.2124, and systems loss charge by P0.0098, he added.moremoremore

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