Politics

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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.

Mayor Won’t Leave NPC-Love Negros

Suspended Cauayan town Mayor John Rey Tabujara said he did not and will not leave the Nationalist People’s Coalition-Love Negros party.

Tabujara was sought for comment by NDB last night, following speculations that he intends to join UNEGA.

The speculations ran wild in southern Negros Occidental yesterday, which also alleged that Acting Cauayan Mayor. Vice Mayor Rico James “Tata” Tabujara attended the recent UNEGA party meeting and “plans to join the party”.

John Rey & Rico James are cousins.

Cauayan Vice Mayor Assumes Mayorship

Due to the 90-day preventive suspension by the Ombudsman Visayas of Mayor John Rey Tabujara of Cauayan, Vice Mayor Rico James Tabujara, his cousin, assumed post per order of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), represented by Marites Joy Madayag, DILG Provincial DILG officer of Negros Occidental.

Madayag personally served the suspension order to Mayor John Rey last Friday, August 17, at the same time gave the order to Vice Mayor Rico James to sit as acting mayor while Mayor John Rey is serving his suspension.