SMXCouncilor Carlos Jose Lopez (right, standing)  in front of Councilor Claudio Puentevella explaining his stand on an issue during the regular session of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod last week.*

Kalaw versus Carl
near fist-fight at SP

The much-publicized Pacquiao-Algieri fight scheduled this month in Macau was almost upstaged by a near exchange of blows between two councilors of Bacolod City right in the Session Hall, that was stopped by the proverbial cooler heads of their colleagues yesterday.

The regular session of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod had  to be cut short when  Councilors Claudio Puentevella and Carlos Jose Lopez nearly engaged in a fistfight over the  requirement of a liquidation report from  the Kasadya Bacolod Foundation Inc.  that  ran the 2014 MassKara Festival.

Vice Mayor Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya yesterday said he tried to pacify  the two who got into  a heated discussion over the amendments to the proposed resolution of Lopez requesting Kasadya to submit its liquidation report within 30 days. moremoremore

Green Negros key to
growth, Alvarez says

Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez yesterday said Negros Occidental should opt to become a totally green energy province, which would bring the cost of power down on the long term and further hasten economic growth.

Alvarez, who has returned to Manila after figuring in a vehicular accident in Murcia, Negros Occidental Tuesday, said ensuring a carbon-free Negros Occidental is possible with a governor like Alfredo Maranon Jr., who is very imaginative.

Negros Occidental has the capacity to produce power from bagasse at its sugar mills, on top of its geothermal and solar capacity, Alvarez noted. moremoremore

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Silliman female student slain,
sister hogtied in apartment

A graduating college  student of Silliman University in Dumaguete City was found dead with multiple stab and hack wounds at her rented apartment in Sibulan town, Negros Oriental, at about 3 a.m. yesterday.

Police reports identified the fatality as Myra Abrenica Gabato, 25, a Business Administration student. Her younger sister, Melanie, was discovered hogtied by still unknown suspects, who had forced their way inside the victims' apartment at Ablir Street, Barangay Poblacion, a few blocks away from the Sibulan police station.

Their brother,  Mark Neil,  said  Melanie called up at about 5:45 a.m. and  in a  trembling voice said her "Ate" Myra was stabbed and is already bathed in her own blood. He immediately informed his father, Juan, and the rest of the family about it  and  they called up their relatives in Piapi, who, in turn, informed the Sibulan Police Station.