kid The NIR topnotchers: Dagudag, Lobaton, Pabon and Brey (l-r)*

RTC junks raps vs.
Bing on Bacolod gov't center


The Regional Trial Court Branch 44 dismissed yesterday the civil case filed against Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia and other city officials challenging the legality of the contract for the construction and site development of the P394 million Bacolod City Government Center by Hilmarcs Construction Corporation.

The case was filed by Miguel Carriedo, Jesus Lazaro, Ben Solilapsi, Allan Calilan and Abraham Tingson, against Leonardia et al.

Joselito Bayatan, counsel of Leonardia, yesterday said that during the hearing he manifested that the civil case is related to the six criminal and six administrative cases filed before the Office of the Ombudsman and an audit case before Commission on Audit that were earlier dismissed by the court and the COA after both found no anomaly or irregularity in the contract. moremoremore

4 NIR grads top nursing board

The four June 2016 Nurse Licensure Examination topnotchers from three schools in the Negros Island Region want to be doctors.

The four topnotchers are Jodi Marian Piamonte Dagudag of Silliman University in Dumaguete City – fourth placer, Alyssa Marie Nivera Lobaton of the University of St. La Salle and Arian Mae Cortez Pabon of Riverside College in Bacolod City – 8 th placers, and Bryan Amiel Lapore Brey of USLS – 10th placer, the Professional Regulation Commission announced yesterday.

Dagudag, 22, who is from Dumaguete City, said “I did not expect this at all. I'm still trying to take all of this in, I'm still in shock.” moremoremore


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Degamo won't step down

Hundreds of people from different walks of life in Negros Oriental trooped to the Capitol yesterday morning to throw their support to re-elected Gov. Roel Degamo, following a radio announcement that he was no longer the province's chief executive.

Some of the supporters blocked the main entrance to the Capitol while some tricycles also parked in front of the building's steps as the numbers increased by the hour.

A tricycle even had a public address system over which some people took turns speaking out their sentiments regarding the supposed dismissal of the governor.moremoremore