ROXAS Councilor Em Ang, Elmer Sy, Ricardo Tan, Celia Flor, John Orola, PAGCOR chairman and CEO Cristino Naguiat Jr., Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia, Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod), Vice Mayor Greg Gasataya and BNHS principal Evelyn Casiano at the symbolic turnover of the school building yesterday.*

NPC Neg. Occ., Bacolod
joining consultative meet

Negros Occidental and Bacolod City members of the Nationalist People's Coalition are joining an NPC consultative meeting at the party's clubhouse at Balete Drive in Quezon City Tuesday.

This was confirmed by Kabankalan Mayor Isidro Zayco, NPC provincial chairman, and Rep. Evelio Leonardia, Bacolod NPC chairman, yesterday.

Leonardia and Zayco said the consultation may be on whom the party will support for president in 2016..moremoremore

Police nab guard
in P1.4M heist


A security guard suspected of robbing a pawnshop where he was assigned of about P1.4 million in jewelry and cash at Luzuriaga Street in Barangay 25, Bacolod City, was apprehended Thursday.

Argie Navarro, 32, of Barangay La Granja in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, and employed by the NEMA Security Agency was nabbed in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, a police report said.

Personnel of the Agencia Negrense Pawnshop, discovered that the padlock of a roll-up and glass swing door of the pawnshop had been unlocked when they arrived at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday, the police said. .moremoremore


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Ethanol plant in Bais up
for temporary closure

The ethanol plant in Bais City, Negros Oriental, is now the subject of a temporary closure to be implemented by the city government and the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 7, for its alleged failure to comply with some provisions of its Environmental Compliance Certificate, and other requirements.

This developed as another fish kill was reported early this week in the Bais City- Manjuyod area, believed to have been caused by effluents coming from the ethanol plant and discharged into the sea.

City Legal Officer Lloyd Elmaco had told reporters the Bais Sangguniang Panlungsod had passed a resolution recently, recommending to Mayor Mercy Goñi the temporary closure of the ethanol plant until it had built another treatment pond for its waste discharge.moremoremore