of Lapore, others lifted
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
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.
suits vs. tax
BY CARLA GOMEZ
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.
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NORSU-BOR stops collection
of fees without Board okay
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
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..