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Edith Colmo

SP OKs Reduction of Taxi Flagdown Rate

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Four major resolutions were approved during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City yesterday.

Reduction of taxi flagdown rate sponsored by Councilor Caesar Distrito, increase of hemodialysis sessions of patients with kidney ailment from 45 to 90 per resolution of councilor El Cid Familiaran, Kasalang Bayan on February of every year by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. and encourage Filipino Chinese businessmen to put up Chinese decorations in their respective establishments during the Bacolaodiat Festival on February 19-22.

New NPC President is Another Lady

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Dolores Epacta of the Negros Weekly wins presidency of the Negros Press Club for 2015-16.

Succeeding Carla Cañet of Sunstar Bacolod as president of the Negros Press Club (NPC), whose term expires on February 28, 2015, is another dazzling lady, Ms Dolores Epacta, editor of Negros Weekly during the club’s election on Saturday, January 24. She bested her two male opponents by a vote of 49, against Aquilino Boy Ciocon of DYAF with 35 votes and Manuel Canto, columnist of Negros Daily Bulletin who got 22 votes.

Visayan Daily Star reporter Chrysee Samillano retained her post as Vice President, garnering 70 votes as against her challenger broadcaster Alladin Salas with 28 votes.

GMA TV reporter and NPC Secretary Stephanie Azucena Tarre was re elected to her post garnering 55 votes as against challenger DYAF anchor Chito Berjit with 31 votes.

Henceboy Cestina ran unopposed with 60 votes. NPC Director Mae Singuay was elected as the new Treasurer, still unopposed with 57 votes.

Iloilo, Negros Occidental Are Top Recipients of DOLE-6 Funded Projects

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The Province of Iloilo was reported by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 as top in the 2014 funded projects by the Department.

According to Amalia Judicpa, PIO, Iloilo has received the amount of P152,186,320.70 for the 207 projects benefitting 22,471 OSYs, IS workers as well as marginalized and unem-ployed workers in the province.

Police to Enforce Gun Ban During SK Election Period

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The gun ban policy of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) shall be strictly enforced by the joint Election Security and Coordinating Committee led by the COMELEC, PNP, Army and others.

The SK election is set on February 21, 2015, but the election period runs from January 22 to March 2, 2015.

COMELEC Region 6 Director Dennis Ausan, during the Committee meeting yesterday emphasized on the strict implementation of gun ban. Also, the issuance of firearm licences will be suspended during the election period.

After Dulla, 30 More CAFGUs for Liquidation

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After the murder of the late Alfonso Dulla, 75, in August 24, 2014, former commander of CAFGU in Brgy. Basac, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, other Dulla brothers reportedly received series of death threats.

Also information that 30 more CAFGUs in Cauayan are subject for liquidation by certain groups.


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