CROWD The crowd at the MKK rally at the Bacolod Public plaza yesterday.*
(Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Comelec warns bets of disqualification, jail
For illegal postering
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The Commission on Elections yesterday began a massive “Operation Baklas” campaign to remove illegally posted campaign materials in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon Sia said yesterday.

Candidates will be held accountable for the posting of the illegal campaign materials, which is an election offense that carries a penalty of one to six years imprisonment, removal of the right to vote, and prohibition to occupy public office, she said.

Negros Occidental election supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria  said the Comelec's “Operation Baklas” will be held provincewide every Monday. moremoremore

Still no EWAS in
Neg. Occ. - Capa
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Participants of a Regional Joint Security Command Conference yesterday did not find any area in Negros Occidental qualified to be included among the country's election watchlist areas (EWAs).

But 11 areas in Negros Oriental remain classified under EWAS.

Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, Negros Island Region police director, said police, Army and Comelec officials who met at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel were in agreement that no areas in Negros Occidental, including Isabela town where recent untoward incidents have occurred, fit into the EWAS categories.moremoremore

 

Top Stories
button Comelec warns bets of disqualification, jail
button Still no EWAS in Neg. Occ. - Capa
button Resort deaths prompt action on safety
button Grupo Progreso rally set today

button MKK opening salvo draws thousands
button ‘Use private property for campaign'
button NPA suspects kill retired soldier

Negros Oriental
button DENR, groups to hold dialog over geothermal expansion
button Brownout Sunday

Business
button MBCCI wants review of bulk water contract t
button Oil firms increase pump prices today
button Less sea travelers noted on Holy Week
button OPA leads Black bug control
button Technogas now in Bacolod

Sports
button Nietes' fight in Bacolod 99% certain
button WBC president Sulaiman mamed city's adopted son
button 2016 PHILSPADA kicks off today
button Fil-Aussie Day regains No. 1 spot in world golf


Advertise | Archives

Honors for the Ponce family
The Easter spirit
Tightrope
St. Vincent feast



DENR, groups to hold dialog
over geothermal expansion

A network of environmental groups in Negros Oriental will have a dialog with Secretary Ramon Paje of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on April 6 over issues involving the alleged violations of Energy Development Corporation's geothermal project in Mt. Talinis Range.

The groups filed a complaint recently before the DENR Central Office to oppose EDC's 60-megawatt expansion, and list the environmental violations, a government press release said.

“This mountain is not only home to rich biodiversity of flora and fauna with high endemism but it is also our identified watershed providing water to about 15 municipalities and cities in the southern part of Negros Oriental," Aidalyn Arabe of Save Mount Talinis Movement said. “Mt. Talinis is the remaining one percent natural forest of Negros Oriental, our last frontier.”
.moremoremore