PROTEST.Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares talks to a complaining resident holding a placard showing flypaperwith hordes of flies that have reportedly infested some areas of Brgy. Concepcion.* ( Mark L. Garcia photo )
Former Bacolod congressman and former mayor Monico Puentevella has filed a motion for reconsideration to the criminal complaint filed against him for failing to liquidate funds allocated for Bacolod's hosting of the 2005 South East Asian Games.
Puentevella had been indicted by the Ombudsman for graft and malversation in connection with the P21.56 million in unliquidated funds despite the lapse of several years from the time the liquidation was due.
The Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City ordered the filing of charges in the proper court againstPuentevella for malversation of public funds and violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, after finding probable cause to file the corresponding informations against him involving the Bacolod Southeast Asian Organizing Committee funds.
700 unfilled positions
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
Good news for job seekers who may want to join in the government service.
There are more than 700 unfilled permanent positions to be availed of, as the provincial government of Negros Occidental is restructuring its staffing pattern in all its offices.
Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on Finance, disclosed yesterday that, of more than 3,300 permanent positions at the Capitol, only 1,800 have been filled up as of this time. .
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Degamo warns vs.
group recruiting pastors, others
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Gov. Roel Degamo has warned Negrenses against a group called AGTTA-IP, that has been recruiting individuals in Dumaguete City, including pastors, and assuring them of being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as replacements of incumbent barangay officials starting December this year.
He said the public should not believe in the claims of the organizers that “Tatay Digong Duterte” will appoint them as barangay officials, along with 24 barangay police, secretaries and treasurers”.
As far as the Commission on Elections is concerned, there is going to be elections in October this year, unless Congress will approve amendments when they resume session on July 25, after the State of the Nation Address of the President, Degamo said..