Procession OBSTACLES. Low lying wires and communication cables were problems for the carrozas and religious icons during the procession along Lacson and Araneta streets in Bacolod City on Good Friday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Legal remedies eyed
vs. latest BIR rulings

Sugar industry leaders alarmed by revenue regulations issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue a day before the Holy Week break, yesterday said they are studying legal remedies to protect the rights of farmers.

BIR Revenue Regulation 6-2015 dated March 31 approved by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima on recommendation of Commissioner Kim Henares sets the implementing regulations for imposing advance Value Added Tax on sugar.

It states that covered by VAT are refined and raw sugar.

Under 6-2015, only raw cane sugar such as muscovado are exempt from VAT. moremoremore

2 brothers killed in
Bloody Good Friday

It was a bloody Good Friday for a family in Candoni, Negros Occidental, where two siblings died of gunshot and hack wounds, with, ironically, their father tagged as one of the suspects.

Senior Inspector Jason Manguilimotan, Candoni police chief, said yesterday that the conflict of the siblings was triggered by land conflict.

Police investigations show that Virgilio Marani, 44, was shot and killed by his elder brother, Efipanio, 49, on Friday in Sitio Salarangnun, Brgy. Haba, Candoni. moremoremore

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Canadian envoy visits NegOr
for $18M economic program

Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, Neil Reeder, informed Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo that the province will be a beneficiary of the Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development, of $18 million, funded by the Canadian government to support its tourism industry.

Reeder met with Degamo at the provincial capitol building in Dumaguete City last week as part of his sorties in the Philippines, especially in provinces to be benefitted by the program, to further foster Philippine-Canadian relationship in terms of trade and investments, immigration, tourism industry, and environment.

Reeder said in an interview in Dumaguete, that the LGSP-LED is a collaboration between the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Canadian International Development Agency..moremoremore