Bing: No more pork but city
getting P892M in projects
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
“We may have lost the Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel funds, but we have not lost our dreams for a better Bacolod,” Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said yesterday in his State of the District Address in Bacolod City that coincided with his birthday.
In his 12-page report titled “Accelerating Growth,” Leonardia said “The Congress to which I proudly belong now has the unprecedented distinction of operating without the PDAF, and must live and dispense with our duties without pork.”
The abolition of the PDAF, immediately took away, at the very least, P70 million a year that would have gone to roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and to the poor and marginalized in the form of scholarships and medical assistance, he said..
BIR files raps vs.
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Bureau of Internal Revenue yesterday filed criminal complaints against two accountants and a gasoline station owner in Negros Occidental as part of its stepped-up campaign against tax fraud, chief legal counsel Jose Ric Cabrera of the BIR Regional Office 12 in Bacolod City said.
The BIR will also file administrative complaints against the two accountants from Bacolod and Kabankalan cities, whose names were withheld, before the Professional Regulation Commission.
Yesterday, July 10, was a red letter day for Bacolod Congressman Evelio “Bing” Leonardia and his family. He celebrated his birthday, and delivered his first State of the District Address, as lone congressman of Bacolod City.
Frs. Mao Buenafe and Belarmino Obordo officiated at the thanksgiving mass, that was attended by loved ones and family members of the celebrator, city government officials and employees, friends and well-wishers.
After the mass, Congressman Bing delivered his SODA, titled “Accelerating Growth”. He said that as a neophyte congressman, he simply refused to accept that congressional leadership will fail or succeed merely on the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund)..
A Level 2 suspected drug pusher was arrested in a buy-bust operation at around 2:15 a.m. yesterday in Barangay Tandayag, Amlan town, Negros Oriental, and a raid on his house yielded close to a million pesos worth of suspected shabu.
Police identified the suspect as Bernard Bungcasan, “alias Benat”, 36, married, of Tandayag. Senior Supt. Mariano Natuel Jr., OIC provincial police director, said Bungcasan's arrest was one in a series of police operations, under their mandate to intensify the anti-illegal drugs campaign in the Central Visayas.
Confiscated from Bungcasan were 75 grams of suspected shabu granules, packed in two plastic “sako” sachets, and five “bolto” sachets. A “sako” is street slang for 25 grams of shabu, and the “bolto” for five grams each..