Hospital TAS Tradesoft Corp. managing director John Logan, and local representative John de la Paz, (3rd and 4 th from left) sign the MOA for the Negros First Cyber Centre, in the presence of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue at the Capitol yesterday.*
( Richard Malihan photo)

New BIR move on sugar
‘double taxation' - SRA

Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday that the SRA is carefully studying the effects of the recently issued Revenue Regulations No. 6-2015 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, as the imposition of Value Added Tax on raw sugar and refined sugar appears to be a form of double taxation.

A singular production line, from sugarcane to raw sugar to refined sugar is subject to the same tax twice from the same agency, she said, of the RR issued on March 31.

“Not only does it render sugar uncompetitive, but diminishes the resources of farmers to re-plant because they have to pay the VAT (in advance) even if there has still been no sale,” she said.moremoremore


2 more districts
declared peaceful

Three more to go.

Local government executives of the second and third districts of Negros Occidental, in concurrence with the Philippine Army, declared yesterday their areas as “peaceful and ready for further development”

The declaration and signing took place during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting held at the Business Inn Hotel in Bacolod City, that was presided over by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Brig. Gen. Jon Aying, commanding general of the 303rd Infantry Brigade.moremoremore


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Vessel crew, consignee face
raps for ‘smuggled' rice: PCG

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