Pres. Duterte Rodrigo Duterte with his Bacolod supporters during the campaign* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Visayan bloc solons eye
‘alliance' with new admin

ILOILO CITY - The Visayan bloc, composed of some 44 members of the House of Representatives from the four regions of Visayas, will meet Wednesday next week to discuss their position in relation to the change in administration in July.

Iloilo City Jerry Treñas said the bloc is composed of legislators from Visayas but with various political affiliations.

He added that they have no “solid idea yet” on their stand but they are also not keen on leaving their party as in the case of Liberal Party members. moremoremore

We'll cooperate with
Duterte: Marañon

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday stressed the need to cooperate with presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for the good of the country.

Asked for his reaction on the defeat of his candidate Mar Roxas, Marañon said, “What can you do, that's democracy.”

“I hope he (Duterte) can deliver what he promised…let's give him the benefit of the doubt,” the governor said. moremoremore


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NOCCI head calls for probe
of ‘fake' debit card in polls

The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Eduard Du, is calling for an investigation of what he believes is a scam involving the distribution of red ATM debit cards to the public during the elections.

He said he hopes the National Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Commission on Elections, and even the Philippine National Police will undertake a probe to locate the person or persons responsible for these payment cards which has now caused a public uproar.

Describing it as an ingenuity of the unknown source, Du explained he is not interested in the political or electoral background of the card circulation but rather the effect this would have on the business community, as there is a risk that the cards could be “abused”. moremoremore