Mar Roxas Incoming Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol with Negrense business leaders Edward Du and Roberto Montelibano, (l-r) discuss NIR potential for inclusive growth at the "Sulong Pilipinas" forum in Davao*


NEA suspends
7 Ceneco directors

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Seven members of the Board of Directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative in Bacolod City were meted 90-day suspensions by the National Electrification Administration in response to an administrative complaint filed by Ceneco general manager Sulpicio Lagarde Jr. whom they had dismissed from service.

Ordered suspended were Ceneco president Arnel Lapore and directors Paul Lizares, Joyce Martha Cuenca, Michael Maravilla, Vicente Tan, Robert Javellana and former directors Michael Maravilla and Zenaida Lacson.

Their suspension took effect yesterday after the decision dated May 18 signed by members of the NEA Board of Administrators Jose Raymund Acol, Jose Victor Lobrigo, Eugene Tan, Victor Chiong and Edita Bueno, was served to them by NEA representatives. moremoremore

Pregnant woman shoots 3
BY SHIELA GELERA

A pregnant woman shot and injured three family members of her live-in partner allegedly over an old grudge in Purok BM, Barangay Taculing in Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon.

Injured were April Faye Zamora, 35, her brother Felix Tinasan, 24, and their second cousin Jonathan Vivero, 18. They were brought to the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, Police Insp. Ramsey Barro, officer-in-charge of Station 6, said yesterday.

The suspect identified as Madonna Macalipsay, a former guard, has escaped, he said. moremoremore

 

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Consumer workshop conducted
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A consumer organization in Negros Oriental, that is the first to be accredited in Central Visayas by the Department of Trade and Industry, has facilitated a seminar-workshop on strengthening consumer organizations in Bacolod City.

The Consumer Advocates Inc., led by its president Linda Basmayor, engaged a core group of around 15 consumers and sectoral representatives in a session in Bacolod recently, a press release from CAI said Monday.

It is aimed at capacity-building and reinforcing the role of consumer organizations in both consumer education and empowerment.moremoremore