SLAM The tarpaulin at right bearing the pictures of presidents Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte was torched by protestors in Bacolod City yesterday.* ( CPG photo )

SRA set to investigate
‘undocumented' HFCS

The Sugar Regulatory Administration will investigate the alleged unabated and undocumented entry of High Fructose Corn Syrup into the country, that is being blamed for the drop in domestic sugar prices.

SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica gave the assurance after meeting with sugar industry leaders in Bacolod City yesterday.

The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines requested Serafica to investigate the influx of HFCS into the country and to implement Sugar Order No. 3 regulating its entry because the industry is in full milling operation, Manuel Lamata, president of the United Sugar Producers' Federation of the Philippines, said. moremoremore

5 cops, 3 others suspended

The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices meted five policemen and three other members of Task Force Lawod a penalty of three months and one day suspension from service without pay in the administrative complaint for simple misconduct filed against them by personnel of a fishing vessel they apprehended in 2014.

Earlier, the Prosecutor's Office ordered the dismissal of the criminal complaintsfiled against the respondentsinvolving the same case, namely Police Supt. Gabriel PrietosGutierrez, SPO1 Alfredo Chavez, PO3 Onald Villa, PO2 Albert Juaneza, PO2 Dennis Capatar, all of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, and Noel de la Cruz, Neil Francis Gepanago and WelmanMendones of the Provincial Environment Office, for having no basis. moremoremore


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Educate consumers,
Ceneco told

The Power Watch Negros Advocates Inc. urged the Central Negros Electric Cooperative to educate consumers, especially in understanding electric bills and what aspect of electric consumption they spend on.

PWNA secretary-general Wennie Sancho said the more than 180,000 consumers of Ceneco should know what they were paying for, especially if it involves rate increases.

Sancho said they are partnering with the Philippine Press Institute to hold seminars for local electric consumers for them to have a wider understanding of their electric bills..