Resume Buri Road work,
city mayor orders DPWH
Amid clamor of residents, but threatens suit
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
After ordering the temporary stoppage of the rehabilitation work at the Honorata G. Manalo Street (formerly Buri Road) in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City last week, Mayor Monico Puentevella had a change of mind and yesterday ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways to resume its work starting today.
This was after he had a consultative meeting with the affected residents of Mandalagan yesterday at the chapel of Mountain View Subdivision.
The residents of Mandalagan had appealed during a committee hearing conducted by the Committee on Public Works Friday last week that the rehabilitation of the Buri Road be continued to end their agony.
Philippine Airlines yesterday served notices of termination to 117 of its ground service operations employees in domestic stations nationwide, nine of whom are assigned at the Bacolod Silay Airport in Negros Occidental, Clara de Castro, PAL senior assistant vice president for legal affairs, said.
The termination that is part of PAL's restructuring program will take effect Nov. 9 and the affected employees will be given a compensation package that is more than what is required by law, she told the DAILY STAR.
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Guv urges opponents to set
aside politics for peace
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo has called on his political opponents and other civil officials to set aside politics and work together for the good of the province in order to achieve peace in all aspects.
He sounded the call as the provincial government led the opening salvo of the National Peace Consciousness Month celebration this September, during a simple flag-raising ceremony Monday at the Ninoy Aquino Freedom Park fronting the Capitol in Dumaguete City.
The activity, attended by provincial government elected officials, department heads and employees, some national government agencies, the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army, and civil society organizations, was also highlighted by the signing of commitment on the “peace wall”, and the releasing of white balloons..