CADIZ ALMOST FINISHED. The new city hall of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, now under construction.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Don't pay, brgy posts
not up for sale –Akol

The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan of President Rodrigo Duterte is not collecting money for membership in the party or to ensure one's appointment as a barangay official with the expected postponement of the village polls in October, Yves   Akol, Negros Island Region PDP Laban secretary general, said yesterday.

Akolsaid a Bacolod barangay captain had reported to a radio station that five people approached him soliciting an amount to ensure his appointment to a barangay post after October.

“He has my number, he could have had the decency to call me up first…I feel slighted,” Akol said, pointing out that the barangay official could not even identify the persons allegedly soliciting money. moremoremore

Quake cuts power,
employees flee buildings

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked the Visayas at 4:03 p.m. yesterday left two dead and scores injured in Leyte, and power interruptions in Negros Island.

Government employees in Calatrava and Escalante City in Negros Occidental also left their offices for safer ground.

T he National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said the earthquake caused a blackout in Leyte, Samar, and Bohol islands. moremoremore


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48 Negros LGUs receive
DILG child-friendly seal

Forty-eight of the 57 local government units in the Negros Island Region yesterday received the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance, in ceremonies held in Dumaguete City.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Interior and Local Government spearheaded the awarding at a local hotel, attended by local chief executives and other LGU representatives, among others.

The 20 LGU-awardees for Negros Oriental are Ayungon, Bacong, Bais City, Basay, Bayawan City, Bindoy, Canlaon City, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Guihulngan City, La Libertad, Mabinay, Manjuyod, Pamplona, San Jose, Sta. Catalina, Sibulan, Tanjay City, Valencia, and Zamboanguita.