SAFNO PARKING. Mayor Monico Puentevella is proposing to  impose a parking ban in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral  in Bacolod City to decongest traffic, a move that has appalled churchgoers.* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Negros-wide inventory
of 4Ps cards underway

The Department of Social Welfare and Development will conduct an on-the-spot inventory of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps cash cards in the whole of Negros Occidental, as an offshoot of the recovery of 67 pawned cash cards in Barangay Banago, Bacolod City, recently.

Dionela Flores-Madrona, Negros Occidental provincial operations head of DSWD 4Ps, found out that of the 67 cash cards pawned to a loan shark in Barangay Banago, four are owned by beneficiaries from Barangay Mandalagan, and one from Silay City, also in Negros Occidental.

She said the pawning of cash cards, as collateral for loans is not happening only in Bacolod, but also in other areas in the province..moremoremore

VG warning brgy
heads of text hoax

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday warned of a hoax text message intended to deceive or defraud barangay captains in Negros Occidental.

To those sending the text message apparently out to try to besmirch his reputation or defraud him, he said: “nice try”.

Lacson said the text message received by several barangay captains makes them believe that the vice governor’s office can actually give out projects in exchange for P5,000.moremoremore

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CHR pursuing probe on death
of woman after giving birth


The Commission on Human Rights in Negros Oriental will summon several people as part of an ongoing investigation on the death of a woman from Manjuyod town, immediately after childbirth.

Included are a doctor from the provincial hospital, Manjuyod Mayor Felix Sy, and a midwife who had administered to the patient, CHR Negros Oriental special investigator Jess Cañete said.

He added that he is awaiting the affidavit of Dr. Crystal Anne Centeno of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City that will explain the medical abstract on the patient in what appears to be a “forceful delivery” of her baby.moremoremore