Guv ready to back
reelection of PNoy
But Benitez says Aquino run not likely
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday that he would support a re-election bid by President Benigno Aquino III, but Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said he does not believe the President will go for it.
“I will support him. I believe he is one of the best presidents we have ever had, he is an honest man,” the governor said in reaction to talk of extending the President’s term through Charter Change.
Serge move stalls
ok of sugarcane act
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday said what is holding the passage of the proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act in the Senate is that Senator Sergio Osmeña III wants it to cover other commodities, and not just limit it to sugarcane.
Maybe, they can draft something similar for other commodities, but allow the proposed Sugarcane Act to be passed, Benitez said.
Officials of the Land Transportation Office Region 7 based in Cebu City yesterday urged stakeholders to strictly abide by laws governing land transportation services to avoid being meted stiffer fines and penalties, at a forum held in Dumaguete City.
The officials, led by LTO assistant regional director Alita Pulga, attended the first forum on Joint Administration Order 2014-01 of the LTO, Department of Transportation and Communications, and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.