EB MagalonaMayor David Albert Lacson at the declaration and signing of EB Magalona as peaceful and ready for further development, with Supt. David Cachumbo, Lt. Col. Rommel Cordova, Pro-PIDU action officer Ma. Lina Sanogal, Col. Jon Aying and ABC president Anton Magalona (L-R).*

Ceneco disqualification
of Lapore, others lifted

The screening committee of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative has considered president Arnel Lapore qualified to seek reelection as member of Board of Directors, together with other candidates earlier disqualified for alleged failure to pay their electric bills on time.

Roel Venus, chief of Consumer Services Division of Ceneco and former manager of Ceneco Bago, said yesterday that the screening committee reversed and set aside its earlier decision disqualifying Lapore and Eugene Velasco, who are both running under District 2 (Bacolod Central), Jojit Yap and former Barangay 29 Brgy. Capt. Rodolfo Salga Sr. for District 3 (Bacolod Central).

Venus said the committee has decided that five out of the six candidates who have filed their certificates of candidacy for a seat in the Ceneco Board are qualified to run, after seeking the opinion of the National Electrification Administration.moremoremore

Sugarmen threaten
suits vs. tax

Sugar industry stakeholders yesterday condemned the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue for issuing  Revenue Regulation No 4-2015 imposing advance Value-Added Tax on raw and refined sugar, that they called a “contemptuous act”.

The  stakeholders of the sugar industry will not hesitate to file civil, criminal and administrative cases against any person who violates the existing preliminary injunction prohibiting the imposition of VAT on raw sugar, a statement from the group said.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday also said the matter should be left to the court to decide..moremoremore

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NORSU-BOR stops collection
of fees without Board okay


The policy making body of the Negros Oriental State University approved five resolutions recently, intended to, stop all collections within the whole NORSU system in the province without board approval, except for collections included in the schedule of fees as published.

With 11 members present the Board of Regents, chaired by Commission on Higher Education Commissioner Minella Alarcon, put a stop to unnecessary collections that had been going on in the university for so many years.

Their  action resulted from  the letter of Board Member Arnie Teves’ to the BOR questioning  collections   placed under  miscellaneous fees. Teves said he  believes the P270 million annual allocation for NORSU plus the tuition fee of more than 21,000 students all over the province, is enough to run the government institution..moremoremore