congress Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun (Agusan del Norte, 1 st District) Rep. Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte), Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg,. Occ. 6 th District), and Rep. Greg Gasataya (Bacolod), l-r, at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday* ( CPG photo )


No brgy polls again?
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled in October this year might again face another set back.

The barangay and SK elections scheduled last year were also postponed since the Commission on Elections had not yet completed its work from the May 9 elections.

Rep. Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte) yesterday saidhe brought up the postponement of the barangay elections during the Mayor's League Convention Thursday in Manila. moremoremore

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affect redistricting'
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The pending bill proposing the creation of a new legislative district in Bacolod City will not be affected by the moves in Congress to shift to a federal form of government.

This was the assurance made by Rep. Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte) during his visit to Bacolod City yesterday for the conduct of a public consultation on constitutional reform as chairman of the House Committee Constitutional Amendments.

The public consultation held at the lobby of the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday was attended by congressmen from Negros Occidental and Oriental and by representatives of the different sectors. moremoremore

 

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Cop nabbed for ‘shabu trade'
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A policeman assigned to the Dumaguete City police station, who was arrested in Cebu for alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade, stands to be dismissed from the Philippine National Police service if found guilty.

Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, acting provincial police director of Negros Oriental, warned yesterday the same fate will happen to other members of the PNP in the province if they persist in engaging in the illegal drugs trade.

Biñas said he will personally handle the investigation and if proven guilty, the subject policeman, SPO1 Cielo Bonite, will definitely be dismissed from the service..