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Bacolod SP Urges Legal Compliance of New BACIWA Wells

The Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) approved a resolution filed by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. last July 12, 2017 enjoining the Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) to comply with all environmental and other related laws in the operation of existing and construction of six (6) new production wells.

The Gamboa Resolution detailed various legal provisions for BACIWA to comply, among others these are, Section 4 of Presidential Decree 1856, Article 13 of the Water Code of the Philippines, Section 26 of the Local Government Code, Section 27 of the Local Government Code.

P1.5-M Fire Razes Cadiz Public Market

A fire razed about 25 stalls made of light materials located an the site of a former cockpit at the Cadiz City Public Market in Barangay Zone 3 past 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The estimated damage reached to about P1.5 million.

Arson investigators of Cadiz Bureau of Fire Protection said, the fire started due to an unattended gas stove at the eatery of Alfredo Ugaban.

It immediately gutted neighboring stalls, some of which have stored oil inside.

Isabela Hopes for New PNP Chief, More Cops

Isabela Mayor Joselito Y. Malabor expressed optimism that his requests, for a new municipal police chief and for five additional policemen, will be granted in a few days.

Malabor, in a phone interview yesterday told NDB he already got positive response from P/S Supt. Rodolfo D. Castil, OIC-Provincial Police Director for Negros Occidental, on his request for or recommendation, to assign as Isabela PNP Chief of Police, Chief Inspector Jake Panagsagan Barila.

SAP to File Charges vs. Coke for HFCS Smuggling

The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) will file charges of smuggling against Coca-Cola Femsa for allegedly pulling out High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) from the Bureau of Customs without the sanction of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).

Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers’ Federation of the Philippines Inc.(UNIFED) yesterday said he will personally see to it that smuggling charges will be filed against beverage giant.

Lamata questioned the pulling out of the HFCS from the BOC when the SRA Sugar Order number 3 is in effect.

Low Quality of Police Applicants A Concern for NAPOLCOM

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) expressed concern over the quality of applicants trying to enter the country’s police force.

NAPOLCOM Regional Director Joseph Celis said the applicants are having some difficulties trying to express themselves.

The applicants cannot even answer them properly, Celis said.

Celis led a team that conducted a job interview yesterday for rookie cops trying to enter the Police Regional Office-18 (PRO-18).