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Workers crisis looms

Negros Occidental needs to prepare for a possible crisis that will affect workers with the drop in millgate sugar prices, former governor Rafael Coscolluela said yesterday.

Coscolluela, who is a consultant of the provincial government and former Sugar Regulatory Administrator, said he is preparing a memorandum for Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. that recommends adopting measures to prepare for a possible crisis.

Millgate sugar prices have dropped to a low of P1,100 per Lkg., he noted. moremoremore

UNDOC stages
black protest

About 20 jeepneys covered with black plastic sheetsjoined a protest caravan down Bacolod's main streets yesterday to dramatize the transport sector's opposition to the jeepney modernization program.

The black symbolizes the ultimate death of the transport industry if government goes ahead with its modernization program in its current form, Diego Malacad, United Negros Drivers and Operators Center secretary general, said.

The jeepney drivers and operators also made astop at the Land Transportation office to air their grievances. .moremoremore


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No illegalities allowed
in put up of businesses

Mayor Evelio Leonardia said maximum tolerance is being given to businesses in the city, especially those who are challenged to comply with permits immediately, to maintain the business-friendly environment in Bacolod and addresses the necessities of the public.

However, he also said that they will still not allow illegalities in establishing businesses, referring to the non-compliance with the occupancy permit by the Bacolod Bulk Water Inc., the bulk water supplier of the city's water district.

In a press conference yesterday, Leonardia said that this issue is very big and it affects all, especially because it involves one of the necessities of people, which is water. . .