Photo by Andy Alvarez
Korean students performing a dance number at the opening ceremonies of the first Bacolod-Korea friendship Festival yesterday in Bacolod City.*(CGS photo)

Guv ready to back
reelection of PNoy
But Benitez says Aquino run not likely

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.

Benitez, on the other hand, said he was confident that the President will not seek reelection. There definitely will be an election in 2016 of other contenders for the presidency, he said.moremoremore

Serge move stalls
ok of sugarcane act


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.

Then, it can be used as legislation that is an example for others to follow, said Benitez, who authored the House of Representatives approved version of the bill.moremoremore

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LTO: New law meant
to discipline drivers


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.

Around 50 drivers, transport operators and representatives from transport groups attended the forum that is part of the information campaign on the new law..moremoremore