LAGOON CROWDS. The newly renovated and reopened Capitol Lagoon and Park in Bacolod City has once against become a place Negrenses can enjoy * . ( Bob Lacson photo )

Guv, Bing to choose
local PDP Laban bets

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Mayor Evelio Leonardia, as heads of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, will have the power to choose and recommend the party's bets for the 2019 polls in their areas, PDP Laban Negros Island secretary general Yves Akol said yesterday.

Marañon and Leonardia head the PDP Laban in their areas because they have the mandate of the people, Akol said.

Akol said Marañon as provincial head of the party will choose and recommend the party's gubernatorial bet and other candidates for Negros Occidental, who will then be subject to approval by the party hierarchy. moremoremore

Doc found dead,
three others, too

An 82-year-old doctor was found dead in his car yesterday at the highway of Brgy. Calumangan, Bago City, Negros Occidental.

Two others died in a vehicular accident and a shooting incident on Wednesday in Cadiz and Talisay cities, respectively, while a fisherman was hit by lightning in Hinigaran town, police records showed.

Senior Inspector Hercules Trigue, Bago City deputy police chief, said that Dr. Felix Valenzuela was found dead inside his car. .moremoremore


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Land Tax Division to accept
RPT payments today – exec

The Land Tax Division, under the Bacolod City Treasurer's Office,will be open today toaccept payments for real property taxes for next yearwhich will be based on the new rates, City Assessor Maphilindo Polvora said yesterday.

Polvora had earlier urged taxpayers, who want to avail of 20 percent discount, to pay their taxes before the end of this year.

By January, they can only avail of a 10 percent discount. .