NGC MORE DIGGINGS. Deep excavations along Gatuslao Street, that include the area behind the provincial Capitol, in Bacolod City have exacerbated traffic and parking problems and travelers hope work will not go at a snail's pace.* ( Andy Alvarez photos )

House for 2018 brgy polls

Majority of the members of the House of Representatives agreed in a caucus yesterday afternoon to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections set in October this year to May 2018, two Negros solons said.

They also agreed that the incumbent barangay officials elected in October 2013 will be retained in a holdover capacity, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) and Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod Partylist) said.

The SK and barangay elections next year will be synchronized with the plebiscite for Charter change and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said. . moremoremore

Baciwa board affirms
Carbon reinstatement

The members of the Board of the Bacolod City Water District approved a unanimous resolution yesterday affirming Civil Service Commission Decision No. 170508 promulgated on July 11 reinstating Juliana Carbon as general manager of Baciwa, provided she submits the necessary clearances from the Department of Justice, her employer prior to her actual assumption and installation to office.

Baciwa chairman Lorendo Dilag yesterday said they have designated assistant general manager for administration Samuel Penado, as officer-in-charge of Baciwa starting yesterday until Carbon is properly installed.

Dilagsaid, considering that there is no restraining order from anybody, it is ministerial on the part of the Board to comply with the order of the CSC. moremoremore


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Congressional inquiry starts
today on Guihulngan ambush

The congressional inquiry on the ambush-slaying of six policemen in Guihulngan City on July 21 will be held today, and Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office acting director, Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, is expected to attend the hearing that will be conducted by the House Committee on Peace and Order.

The ambush was owned up to by members of the New People's Army.

Biñas yesterday said he is ready to report on the progress of the investigation conducted by the Special Investigation Task Group, which was created to determine the real cause of what he considered as a treacherous act committed by the communist terrorists...