Edith Colmo

Gamboa Questions Repeal of Two COs: Distrito Defends

Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr questioned the repeal of two city ordinances particularly the Real Property Tax Code and the renaming of the People’s House. It will take 10 years to rename the edifice, and needs unanimous approval of the SP. He said it is violative of the law for not having undergone the public hearing, and that majority of the council just do it by suspending the rules.

However, Councilor Caesar Distrito, chairman, committee on Laws and Ordinance and Good Governance said, “we have not changed anything, only repealed it.”

‘No More Entry of Illegal Drugs in Negros But Prices Are Still Up’

There is no more entry of supply of illegal drugs in Negros Occidental according to Pol Sr Supt William Señoron, provincial director, Negros Occidental Police Office during a radio interview Saturday.

He said, since the full implementation of Oplan Tokhang, no more supply of shabu has entered the province. Hence, the supply being sold elsewhere are remaining supplies from the old stock that the drug pushers/drug lords are pushing. However, the price according to Señoron has gone up to P16 instead of the previous price of P6.00 only. also, it is already mixed with tawas.

Grande Links Cyber Lab with Felixian School

Ten sets of computer units, with printer and scanner were turned over yesterday by Grande Computer Outreach and Training Center of El Grande Foundation, Inc. to Felix Montinola Memorial College in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.


Alumni and school officials of Felix Montinola Memorial College, and officers of El Grande Foundation, pose with the computer units, wide screen TV monitor, printer and scanners at the Jovita Suborneso Granada Cyber Room of El Grande Foundation, during the turn over yesterday, July 12. From right: School directress Ma Theresa Nacionales, Evelyn Locsin, Oscar and Mrs Roldan, Beth Jocson, Mary Ann Dino, Scarlet, alumni and Genelyn Gerona.* (EBColmo)

Capizeña Profits in Wild Pigs Raising

Wild Pigs raising is really profitable. Thus said Elcan Bagares of Ilawod Baybay, Pontevedra, Capiz.

She started with five heads of wild pigs, 2 males and 3 females, that she hand carried from Pampanga where she bought the bottle sized piglets at P3,000.00 per head.


Pigpens of wild pigs do not emit foul odor, so Rocel Eribal, Elcan Bagares, her mother Candy, and guest Sonie Altavas (left to right) just pose beneath the pigpen for souvenir photo.* (EBColmo)

SP Approves Appointments of City Ad, Treasurer, Others

Atty John N. Orola, Jr.’s appointment as city administrator and Allyn Luv Luz Dignadice, Administrative officer IV in his absence, were approved during the mid week session of the sangguniang panglungsod.

Also appointed was City Treasurer Giovanni Balalilhe or in his absence Arlene Memoria, Local Treasury Operations Office IV, to sign/countersign all documents and checks of the various accounts at the depository banks under the name of the City Government of Bacolod.

The SP approval of their appointments was based on the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia.