FIRE Students were safety evacuated during the fire at the Maranatha Christian College in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, yesterday* (Art Tayhopon photo)

Guv: Think of future,
okay P500M in loans

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the four major infrastructure projects he plans to finance with the P500 million in provincial government loans are geared towards spurring economic gains for the benefit of the people of Negros Occidental.

We must be progressive, a leader must think of the future, it is very parochial to think of only now, he said.

The P500 million in loans are intended for the renovation of the Provincial Administration Center at P185.9 million, Negros First Food Terminal – P115.4 million, Negros First Hostel - P113.9 million, and Mambukal Convention Center – P84.7 million..moremoremore

NPA warns
candidates with goons


The Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New People's Army in central Negros ordered the arrest and punishment of candidates for the May 9 elections, who possess firearms and are maintaining armed goons.

In a tape-recorded statement, rebel spokesman Ka JB Regalado, said the order of arrest covers all candidates aspiring for local and national positions in the government.

Regalado said the use of guns and maintaining private armed goons may be used by candidates to intimidate the people for their personal interest.moremoremore


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Bets urged to comply
with Fair Elections law

The Commission on Elections in Dumaguete City reminded political candidates and their campaigners to respect and observe the provisions of the Fair Elections Act of the Philippines.

City election officer Gildu Agoncillo made the announcement Monday as the campaign period for national candidates for the May 9 polls started Tuesday.

He admitted that even before the campaign period had started, propaganda materials have already been plastered on electric poles, trees, and other places. .moremoremore