MALABOR Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. (right) administers the oath of office to the new mayor of Isabela, Joselito Malabor, as his wife, Analyn, and daughter Mikka Ella, sister-in-law Araceli Malabor (left) and nephew Board Member Renato Malabor Jr. look on.*

Labor, ARBs to oppose
HFCS at Senate inquiry

Agrarian reform beneficiaries and representatives of labor in the sugar industry arejoining a Senate Committee on Agriculture inquiry today on the impact on the domestic sugar industry of the increasing importation of high fructose corn syrup.

The inquiry will be held at the Senators Laurel and Pecson rooms of the Senate in Pasay City 1 p.m. today.

The ARBs and labor sector in their position papers submitted to the Senate Committee on Agriculture,want government to prevent the entry of HFCS as it will replace the market for locally produced sugar. .moremoremore

Malabor offers P.5M
for bro's killers

The new mayor and vice mayor of Isabela town in Negros Occidental were sworn into office by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

Isabela Vice Mayor JoselitoMalabor assumed the post of mayor following the death of Mayor Enrique Montilla, who succumbed to a heart attack, Thursday.

First Councilor Henry Foscablo took over as vice mayor.

Malabor said he and the whole town of Isabela are united in grief over the death of their beloved mayor, who left a legacy of service. moremoremore


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Guv pushes for registration
of bancas amid terror threat

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo is pushing for the holding of a mobile registration of motor bancas in the province by the Maritime Industry Authority, to help efforts in the anti-terror campaign.

Degamo said over the weekend that he has asked the Marina about this and the agency is set to conduct the mobile registration as early as this week.

He said it is imperative that motor bancas, fishing boats and other sea craft in the province be registered and accounted for so that unidentified and suspicious vessels arriving here can be easily identified and spotted