God's CanvassGOD’S CANVASS.  The sunset view from Palmas Del Mar  in Bacolod City.*
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Ledesma most absent
congressman in 2014

Rep. Julio Ledesma IV (Neg. Occ., 1st District) and boxing champion Rep. Manny Pacquiao (Sarangani) had the most number of absences in the House of Representatives for 2014, a report from Congress showed yesterday,

From Jan. 20 to Dec. 17, 2014 the House had 70 session days, 36 when the roll call was dispensed with, and 34 with roll call.

The attendance record of the House members shows Ledesma and Pacquiao present at only seven of the 34 session days where a roll call was made.moremoremore

SC sends BCGC
case back to RTC’

The Supreme Court First Division denied with finality the motion for reconsideration filed by former mayor and now Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia of its resolution dated April 21, 2014 which denied the petition for review on certiorari, in the case involving the Bacolod City Government Center project.

This means that the case will now be sent back to the Regional Trial Court for resolution.

The case filed by Miguel Carriedo, Jesus Lazaro, Ben Solilapsi, Allan Calilan and Abraham Tingson, against Leonardia et al., challenged the legality of the contract for the construction and site development of the BCGC.

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‘No word war’ between
two Negros governors


There is no word war between Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., over the proposal for a one island region, the former clarified.

Degamo said he was merely reacting to the statements of Marañon, reported in print and broadcast media in Bacolod, particularly one that says, “in the end, it will be the President, not Degamo who will decide whether the island region should be created or not”.

He said he considered that statement sweeping and presumptuous, and no less a grave insult to the office he is representing as governor of Negros Oriental.