canyon WINNER. The merged barangays of Balingasag and Poblacion won the 2017 Sigabong sang mga Kanyon competition during the 119 th Al Cinco de Noviembre celebration in Bago City, Sunday.*

Ceneco okays refunds

Consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative will be refunded the P0.222/kWh in their October billing after the members of the Board of Directors of Ceneco unanimously approved a resolution yesterday deferring the implementation of the June 20 order of the Energy Regulatory Commission, Ceneco president Roy Cordova said yesterday.

ERC has ordered the implementation of the 10 th to 17 Generation Rate Adjustment Mechanism (GRAM), 15 th to 16 th Incremental Currency Exchange Rate Adjustment (ICERA) and 1 st to 5 th Automatic Recovery Mechanism True-up Adjustment wherein Ceneco is mandated by the Commission to collect the amount of P853,371,962.67 from its consumers for the period of 60 months. moremoremore

Lack of funds halt voters
ID printing, Comelec says

The Commission on Elections - Manila has stopped printing voters' IDs because they were not provided a budget by Congress for the printing, Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday.

Majarucon-Sia said this is why many are complaining that until now they have no voter's ID even though they had registered long ago.

The remedy for those who do not have voters' IDs is to request for a voter's certificate, because most government agencies like the Department of Foreign Affairs, Social Security System and even the banks do not accept Comelec IDs, but require a voter's certificate, she said.


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First Farmers deposits
P6.6M for FASSEU members: DOLE

The First Farmers Holdings Corp. has deposited the check for P6.6 million as wage differentials and other workers' benefits for the members of the First Arrastre Stevedoring Services Employees' Union (FASSEU), with the Department of Labor and Employment yesterday.

Western Visayas Director Johnson Cañete said a sheriff from their agency went to the DOLE provincial office in Negros Occidental to confirm that the company has already deposited the check, as the release order has already been received by both parties.

FASSEU, a group of farm workers, filed a complaint against their employer, First Farmers, in 2008 and it was only this year that the labor agency decided to let the company pay the workers' benefits and wage differentials...