SP Bacolod Councilors Caesar Distrito (left) and Ana Marie Palermo debate over the subsidiary motion requiring the Kasadya Foundation to also furnish the SP a copy of its audited financial statement at their regular session yesterday.* ( CGS photo )


Warning vs. syndicate
victimizing seniors out
PSWDO seeking NBI help

Persons pretending to be Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office employees are victimizing senior citizens in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City,Provincial Social Welfare Officer 4 Merle Garcia warned yesterday.

Garcia said the PSWDO is seeking the help of the National Bureau of Investigation to apprehend those involved in the scam, and is informing senior citizens that the government does not charge registration fees for the granting of social pensions or any other benefits.

Those preying on senior citizens have been described to be males and females in their 30s,wearing supposed PSWDO uniforms with corresponding IDs with the logo of the office, who use a car, Garcia said. moremoremore

$1B Iloilo-Negros-Cebu
bridge projects set

MANILA - The Duterte administration plans to start implementing major projects before the end of the year to address the country's infrastructure deficit and to prop up the economy.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, in a press briefing in Malacañangyesterday, also announced the implementation of the country's most ambitious bridge program: the USD 1-billion bridge projects that will connect Iloilo, Negros and Cebu.

The DPWH is already conducting pre-feasibility studies to build the bridges. The length of these bridges will approximately range from 2 to 10 kilometers and the DPWH is targeting to finish the project before the end of the Duterte administration, he said. moremoremore


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Investment, tourism codes
of Neg. Or. need updating

The Investment and Tourism codes of Negros Oriental need updating or amending to attract more investors to the province, Myla Mae Bromo Abellana, the provincial tourism of Negros Oriental, said.

She said it has been five years already since the Tourism Code of Negros Oriental has been updated.

The Investment Code also needs to be amended so that there would be better packages to offer to potential investors, Abellana said yesterday.