Edith Colmo

Clustered Precincts Operational May 6

All clustered precincts in Bacolod City will be operational on May 6, and that the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) will convene in their respective clustered precincts.

Thus said Atty. Mavil Majarucon-Sia, head, COMELEC-Bacolod. In every district there are three clustered precincts.

These clustered precincts, she said, will be subject to random audit by the Random Manual Audit Team, as part of transparency under the automation law.

Labor Groups Rally, Demand Wage Hike

Giving impetus to the Labor Day celebration yesterday, May 1, various groups mostly cause-oriented organizations occupied the main streets of Bacolod City as they marched toward the public plaza.


Two sets of rallies during the Labor day celebration yesterday, May 1st. One was in front of the tourism wall at the junction of Araneta-Gonzaga Streets by the Partidong Manggagawa (above photo), the other was at the public plaza anchored by Bayan Muna, (photo below) where bulk of the laborers joined.* (EBColmo)

CENECO to reinstate Lagarde, pay backwages

The Board of Directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO), Inc. has manifested to implement the order of the 7th Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) within five days upon receipt of the writ of execution which is executory and with finality. During the pre-conference yesterday at NLRC, through President Atty Arnel Lapore, CENECO has manifested to comply with the decision of NLRC to physically reinstate Lapore as general manager and pay him P2,260,541.77 in backwages, 13th month pay, moral and

BCC to Polytechnic University

There is a move to convert Bacolod City College (BCC) to a Polytechnique University, as the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved the resolution authored by Councilors Jocelle Batapa-Sigue and Archie Baribar.

BCC was created by virtue of City Ordinance 175 Series of 1997. Since its creation, the tuition fee of P1,300.00 per semester did not increase, as the city government subsidizes the administrative and operation expenses of the College.