protest Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (right) at the forum on the proposed 21-kilometer New Bacolod Economic Highway at the DPWH-Bacolod City District Engineer's Office yesterday in the presence of DPWH District Engineer Abraham Villareal, DPWH-NIR Legal Division chief Leslie Reyes, Administrative Division chief Jerome Castillon, and Planning Division assistant chief Jose Roy Lagon (l-r).*


Landowners tapped
for economic highway
‘It's needed to ease Bacolod traffic'
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Rep. Greg Gasataya yesterday sought the support and cooperation of the landowners whose properties will be affected by the proposed 21-kilometer Bacolod Economic Highway that will be implemented next year to help ease the traffic situation in Bacolod City.

The landowners expressed concern over how they will be paid for their properties that may be affected by the project, during a forum conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highway-Bacolod District Engineering Office yesterday.

The 8-meter road project, which the DPWH estimates will cost billions, will pass through nine barangays in Bacolod City. moremoremore

Comelec voter
registration continues
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The Commission on Elections will be conducting a continuing voters' registration starting October 3 to April 29 next year in preparation for the 2017 Barangay and SangguniangKabataan polls.

Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia, however, said they are still waiting for the Comelec Resolution concerning the matter since what they have only received was a Comelec resolution in relation to the suspension of the preparation for the Barangay and SK elections supposedly this October.

Based on information they received, they will again conduct satellite registration in the barangays, she said. They will send out the schedule of registration in the barangay, as well as malls, she added. moremoremore

 

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Sagarbarria pushes for drug
rehab center in 2nd district
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

Rep. Manuel Sa garbarria (Neg. Or., 2 nd District) is pushing for the construction of a drug rehabilitation center in the district, that would cost about P60 million.

The facility will be put up either in Tanjay City or Bais City, and he said both local government units are interested and that he had urged the mayors to submit their proposed sites for evaluation.

Meanwhile, House members have urged the Committee on Dangerous Drugs to fast-track the approval of various proposals to put up drug rehabilitation centers in the country, which will greatly help in reforming and improving the lives of drug dependents. .