farmFARM ROADS. Residents travel through unpaved and sometimes muddy roads to deliver their farm produce in Sitio Cabagtasan, Brgy. Codcod, San Carlos City* Ronnie Baldonado photo

Sugar groups back SRA
opposition to Coke TRO

The Sugar Regulatory Administration yesterday morning filed its opposition to the Coca-Cola FEMSAPhilippines bid for a temporary restraining order on Sugar Order No. 3 that allows SRA regulation of imported High Fructose Corn Syrup.

SRA Administrator Anna Rosario Paner said they filed their opposition before theQuezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 98 where Coca-Cola's civil case for declaration of nullity of Sugar Order No. 3 with extremely urgent prayer for issuance of a TRO and or a writ of preliminary injunction,was filed on March 3.

“We have yet to file a responsive pleading to the petition itself, which we will do in 15 days,” Paner said. moremoremore

3 killed, 8 hurt in mishaps

A series of vehicular accidents in Negros Occidental on Tuesday and Wednesday claimed three more lives and caused injuries to eight.

A public utility vehicle driven by Efren Cuenca rammed into a tricycle Wednesday night at the national highway of Purok 3 in Brgy. Manuling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental, initial investigations of the town police showed.

Two of the four passengers of the tricycle driven by Sherwin Garcenila, who were identified as Christine Jade Garcenila, 9, and Emmanuel Sabo, 40, were declared dead on arrival at the Cauayan District Hospital. moremoremore


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Biñas: Siaton cop chief
relieved for ‘misconduct'

Chief Inspector Barry Villanobos, the police chief of Siaton town in Negros Oriental, was relieved and is now in hot water, allegedly for misconduct.

Villanobos forced a man to kneel, and placed his ear to an open pipe muffler of a motorcycle, while the engine was being revved up.

Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, acting provincial police director of Negros Oriental, yesterday said that Villanobos, whom he had relieved last week, admitted to doing it to the victim, whose identity was withheld. .