Politics

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Sayson filing MR on dismissal of his poll protest

Former Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson is filing a motion for reconsideration today before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) seeking a reversal of its decision to dismiss his election protest against Congressman Greg Gasataya.

“I feel dismayed over the HRET decision,” Sayson said.

He said, the body had earlier issued two resolutions on his favor, “which shows that my petition passed the requirement of form and substance. Therefore, my petition was valid,” the former city official said.

SP conducts hearing on Bacolod’s of P2.25-B budget

The Committee on Appropriations and Finance of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has conducted the hearing for the 2018 Annual Budget of Bacolod City in the amount of P2.25 Billion and called for city departments to present and defend their budget.

Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, Chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance said that they have scheduled three hearings and invited all city departments and other government agencies so that the committee will be able to justify their budgets in the deliberation of the city council.

Paner: ‘SRA & Sugar Industry are Victims of Politics’

Former Sugar Regulatory Administrator Anna Rosario Paner finally breaks her silence on the circumstances behind her resignation as head of the Sugar Regulatory Administration and on allegations that she hired “overpriced” consultants to prepare the agency’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program (DRRMP).


Former Sugar Regulatory Administrator Anna Rosario Paner finally breaks her silence on the circumstances behind her resignation during yesterday’s press conference in Bacolod City.*

CA Reverses Ombudsman Order Dismissing Bacolod Mayor, 8 Others

The Court of Appeals (CA) in Cebu reversed the decision of the Ombudsman to dismiss Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and his co-respondents for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty.

In a September 6, 2017 promulgation signed by Associate Justices Germano Francisco D. Legaspi and Marilyn B. Lagura-Yap, and Executive Justice Gabriel T. Ingles of the 18th Division of CA-Cebu, the CA cited the Aguinaldo Doctrine is applicable in the defense and the merits of the case alone were already sufficient to exonerate him.