tree planting OBSTRUCTIONS.The recently widened roads in Bacolod City, like Araneta Street, could serve their purpose and ease traffic but electric posts like these still block the way.*
( Andy Alvarez photo )


IN AUSTRALIA
Guv leading mission
to Northern Territory
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he is leading a Negros Occidental delegation to Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia to further spur business, trade, tourism, education, training and employment for Negrenses.

The delegation leaves today for its weeklong mission on the invitation of the Northern Territory Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment through Januario Rivas, Philippine Consulate General of the Northern Territory.

The Northern Territory, like Negros Occidental, is a growing economy with many trade and investment opportunities and is ranked as one of the strongest in Australia, the governor said. .moremoremore

Cops nab ma of
minor in lewd videos
BY SHIELA GELERA

A single mother, who allegedly used her minor daughter in taping lewd videos and photos that were being sold online, was nabbed in a police entrapment operation at her house in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City, yesterday.

The operatives reportedlyalso nabbed another woman, whose name was not disclosed, and rescued the minor.

Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, acting city director of Bacolod City Police Office, said the operation was conducted following the recovery of the lewd videos and photos of the minor from the laptop of a foreign national, who was recently nabbed in the United States. moremoremore

 

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Silliman, faculty union in
bargaining deadlock
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

A bargaining deadlock continues between Silliman University and its SU Faculty Union in Dumaguete City, after marathon talks in the presence of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board of the Department of Labor and Employment-Negros Island Region failed to reach a consensus.

SUFA president Jan Antoni Credo said the Union will “continue to exercise its rights, protected and guaranteed by the Constitution and by the Labor Code”.

The conciliation-mediation meetings started early this year after SUFA filed in January a Notice of Strike..