Monico Suspended Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and his legal counsel Ralph Sarmiento (l-r) at a press conference in his residence in Bacolod City yesterday.*


50c jeepney fare cut
set Monday - LTFRB
BY KEITH BRANDON CARI-AN

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has approved a 50-centavo jeepney fare rollback for Negros Occidental and Western Visayas that will take effect Monday, LTFRB Region 6 Regional Director Romulo Bernardes said yesterday.

This means a regular commuter will pay P6.50, while students, senior citizens and persons with disabilities will be charged P5, he said.

Bernardes is reminding commuters to be fair to the drivers by paying the exact amount of P6.50.moremoremore

Japanese royals urge
boost to Negros silk
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko last night encouraged Shigemi and Thelma Watanabe, volunteers of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement in Bago City, to further boost the production of silk in Negros Occidental.

The royal couple said they were impressed with OISCA in the Philippines that works at the grassroots to improve the lives of the poor, especially through the production of silk in Bago City.

The Japanese royal couple spoke to the Watanabes at a dinner attended by about 100 people at the residence of the Japanese ambassador in Forbes Park.moremoremore

 

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IN NEG. OR.
4 cities, 6 towns named
election watchlist areas
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Four cities and six municipalities in Negros Oriental were identified yesterday as election watchlist areas (EWAs) and would be under close watch until the May 9 elections, the Commission on Elections said.

These are Guihulngan City, Jimalalud, La Libertad and Canlaon City in the first district, Pamplona and Tanjay City in the second district, and Siaton, Sta. Catalina, Bayawan City and Basay in the third district, Provincial Election Supervisor Eddie Aba said.

The list comes after the Philippine National Police had identified in December the province of Negros Oriental as among the six priority “election hotspots” in the country, in line with the mid-term polls.moremoremore