P240M road project
for dev’t of city: Bing
‘Could reverse fall from No. 2 to 45 rank’
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Now Bacolod residents know why their city has tumbled down from being Number 2 “Most Efficient Local Government” to a shameful Number 45 in the latest ranking announced by the National Competitive Council, former Mayor and now Bacolod Rep. Evelio “Bing” Leonardia said yesterday.
Leonardia was referring to the claims of now Mayor Monico Puentevella about the road development project in the city that he said was done without his knowledge.
The project engineer of the P240-million Lacson-Burgos to Granada-Alangilan road development project in Bacolod City confirmed yesterday, however, that they had coordinated with the city government over the implementation of the project.
We must not forget, Bitay says
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negrenses, most wearing yellow, gathered around the statue of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. at Araneta Street in Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon to mark the 31st anniversary of his assassination and to recall his “sacrifice for freedom and democracy”.
Aquino was assassinated at the Manila international airport, now named after him, in 1983 on his return from exile that sparked massive protests that ended the regime of Ferdinand Marcos.
The Negrenses numbering about 100, who gathered at Araneta Street, listened to a battery of speakers, laid yellow flowers at the foot of the statue of the former senator, lit candles and released yellow balloons.
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Macahig named Noreco 2 GM
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Finance officer Dionefred Macahig of the Negros Oriental II Electric Cooperative is the new general manager of the company, after the retirement Wednesday of OIC GM Leovigildo Elmaco.
Noreco 2 board chairman Pinky Dicen Tagle announced Macahig’s appointment during Employees’ Day of the cooperative, also on Wednesday.