Bacolod City

DOLE Hosts 2016 Labor Day Job Fair

The City Government of Bacolod, through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will host this year’s Job Fair on May 1 at the SM City Bacolod Main Atrium from 10 am to 5 pm.

Some 65 local companies are set to offer jobseekers 4,609 vacancies while 15 overseas licensed outfits will come with 2,654 vacant positions.

Bizman nabbed

A businessman from Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City was arrested by policemen at his residence Sunday for double murder in San Carlos City.

Bacolod Police Station 6 operatives, when they arrested Antonio Chua, 44, after serving the arrest warrant issued by Judge Danilo Amisola of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 57 in San Carlos, also recovered several sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalias.

No bail was recommended for Chua’s temporary liberty.

SC Decision ‘Not Yet Final’, Mayor’s Atty. Says

The lawyer of Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella has insisted that the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) is “not yet final.”

Lawyer Ralph Sarmiento in a statement sent to the media said that his client “can still file a motion for reconsideration” In fact, the Calleja Law Office has already begun preparing it, Sarmiento pointed out.

He said that he learned about the Resolution of the Supreme Court in G.R. No. 210696 yesterday through the media.

Regional hospital opens P8-B tower

The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) yesterday opened its West Tower worth P8 billion including equipment.

The CLMMRH West Tower with a total floor area of 5,460-square meter had a budget of P436 million and an additional P572 million for its equipment.

With an additional 163 beds, the six-storey facility will enable the hospital at Lacson-Burgos Street in Bacolod City to cater to more people in the Negros Island Region (NIR).

EL GRANDE DEBATE, 3 Mayoralty Bets Exchange Heated Views, Snide Remarks

The much-awaited Grand Mayoralty Debate among three candidates for the mayorship of Bacolod City at the Vianney Hall of the Bishop's House last night proved to be an exciting event, a first such verbal tussle in the capital City.

The stars of the debate were the incumbent Bacolod Mayor, Monico O. Puen-tevella, Lone District Congressman Evelio R. Leonardia and Retired police officer Wilfredo F. David, a Master's Degree Holder, who delighted a huge crowd with the presence of Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra and Rev. Fr. Ireneo (Baby) Gordoncillo, station manager of Radio Veritas, which aired the debate live for almost two hours.