2 groups ask mayor
to veto tax ordinance
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations and the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, called on Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella in a joint statement yesterday to use his veto powers to prevent what they called the “oppressive” real property tax ordinance from becoming a law.
The two groups said they appeal to the mayor to exercise his wisdom and compassion for the sake of unity and progress of Bacolod City.
Jogger raped at
gov’t center annex
BY SHIELA GELERA
A jogger was raped allegedly by a mechanic in the comfort room of the annex building of the Bacolod Government Center in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, the police said.
The woman, 20, whose name the police withheld, went to one of the cubicles to answer the call of nature when suddenly the man, 27, whose name they also withheld, entered the C.R. and locked the door, Senior Insp. Benedicto Villarias, Station 4 commander, said yesterday.
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Lack of medicines rued
BY RENE GENOVE
Liga ng Mga Barangay president, Arnie Teves, recently questioned the complaints allegedly from patients at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital about lack of medical supplies in its pharmacy.
In a session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Teves said that in spite of the hospital’s surplus income, there is still a severe shortage of medicine.
In the 2015 proposed annual budget of Negros Oriental, around P34.6 million is allotted to the purchase of medicine, or medical assistance, broken down into: medical and surgical mission, P15 million; P11 million to purchase medicine; P3.5 million medical assistance for indigent patients confined at the NOPH and the district hospitals of Bayawan, Canlaon, Bindoy, Bais, among others;