MASK When masks like these are being peddled on the streets of Bacolod, it means the MassKara Festival fever is in the air* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Army, PNP deny plot vs.
Duterte in Negros

The Philippine National Police has not monitored reports of any attempt to destabilize the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Negros Island Region.

So far, it is negative, Chief Supt. Renato Gumban, NIR police director said yesterday.

There are reports circulating in the social media about former Negros Occidental government officials being linked to the reports of alleged destabilization plot against the Duterte administration. moremoremore

Akol apologizes to
2 former guvs

The secretary general of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan  in Negros Occidental yesterday denied that he had linked two former Negros Occidental governors to a coup plot against President Rodrigo Duterte, and apologized for the hurt a social media post he made had caused them and their families.

“I apologize for the hurt feelings especially to the family, their children, to their spouses and, of course, to former Governor Rafael ‘Lito' Coscolluela and former Governor Daniel ‘Bitay' Lacson personally,” Yves Akol, said in a statement yesterday.

Coscolluela said Akol spoke to him yesterday and apologized for passing on raw information on his Facebook page. moremoremore


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Mayor to hold another forum
on 60MW geothermal project

Mayor Edgar Teves of Valencia, Negros Oriental, is proposing another public hearing on a larger scale on the proposed 60-megawatt geothermal power expansion project of the Energy Development Corporation.

Teves said yesterday the planned public consultation would have to be after this month because of the town's upcoming fiesta celebration on October 12.

The public hearing will be for a larger audience this time, to get a clearer perspective and consensus of the Valencia residents on the proposal of the EDC to expand its geothermal power production by 60MW at its existing Palinpinon geothermal plants. .