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Sheep Buyers to Get Collection Letters

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

The provincial government of Negros Occidental will send collection letters to the buyers of the sheep who availed of its dispersal program, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, said.

COL. JON AYING, (right) commander, 303rd Infantry Brigade, Phiippine. Army, leads the 2nd anniversary rites of the January 27 “Puso Massacre”. With Aying were Marlin Sanogal, provincial development and planning officer who represented Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr; La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor, Jr.; Puso Brgy. Capt. Isidro Arnaiz, and families of victims of the 2014 massacre.* (Radyo Kumando photo)


Lacson said yesterday that when he was Acting Governor, he called the attention of Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan.

“He promised to request Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena to submit a list of all the buyers especially those whose contract will expire in 2015,” the Vice Governor said.

The provincial govern-ment sold 3,965 sheep to 119 buyers, of which 54 are local government units and 65 are from the private sector for P76,478,500 payable in three years.

Lacson said that the Provincial Livestock Committee has not yet been convened by the Governor to formulate the guidelines on how to collect from the buyers.

Earlier, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., claimed that the sheep dispersal program of the provincial is “a success”.

“The payment is due in three years so why the bring the issue up,” Marañon said.

The program is aimed to make the province the lamb capital of the country, he said.*

3 Major Products are Expected for Sugar Act

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The proposed Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 will pave the way for the growth of two other major products from sugarcane instead of just sugar alone, said Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) president, Frank Carbon.

Top three Dinagsa Queen winners: (Left) 1st runner up Marie Arriane Diolingo (center) Dinagsa Queen 2015 Jessela Estrella and 2nd runner up Princess Joy Gabiota.*

Korean officials with Bacolod City Mayor Monico O. Puentevella

In a PIA interview, Carbon said that the Sugarcane Act aims to develop fuel ethanol and power from biomass from sugarcane in addition to the production of sugar in Negros.

He cited that about 60%-80% of the Negros Island’s livelihood and subsistence comes from sugar, and the addition of ethanol and biomass industries could lead to investments that will give more jobs to people.

Rented Car of La Carlota Cop Killers Held

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By Arman P. Toga, Cyrus M. Garde & Ritzy Robles Malo-oy

The grey-colored Mitsubishi van reportedly used by suspected killers of La Carlota City Police Office’s PO2 John Iligan Gallenero, Jr., was recovered yesterday afternoon in Bacolod City.

Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) Director, Senior Supt. Milkio Lirazan told media people last night that the van, rented in Bacolod the same day that Gallenero was shot dead, is now under the custody of the La Carlota PNP.

ACUNO Holds OBE Seminar

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UNORians joined the other member schools of ACUNO in the seminar–workshop on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) held at the university President’s Hall, January 22, 2015. The speaker was Dr. Purita Bilbao, Technical Consultant of CHED.

Participants of the OBE seminar-workshop by Dr. Purita Bilbao

Fil-Am Shot Dead

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A visiting Filipino-American was shot dead early last night in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City.

Bernard Jereza of Washington D.C., USA succumbed to multiple bullet wounds when riding-in-tandem men shot him past 6 o’clock near his uncle’s house in Purok San Roque in Sum-ag.

Jereza was on vacation for a few days at his uncle Carding Jereza’s house.

The slain young Fil-Am was scheduled to fly back to Manila today prior to his later trip back to the US.

His uncle Carding told newsmen that he has no known enemy.


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