ELECTRIC MASSKARA FESTIVE.This was the Barangay 22 entry in the Electric MassKara parade along Lacson Street, Bacolod City's Tourism Strip, last night that drew thousands of spectators*
( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Top Negros officials
slam drug link ploy

Top officials of Negros Occidental yesterday said they are taking legal action against a jailed barangay captainwho claimed that they have personal knowledge of the “on-going illegal drug trade” at a high-end subdivision in Bacolod City and have chosen to close their eyes to it.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Vice Govenor Eugenio Jose Lacson and former Rep. Jeffrey Ferrerwere reacting to claimsmade bybarangay captain Manuel Huelarof Barangay 35, Bacolod, who was arrested in a drug bust on Nov. 28, 2016 and is detained at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology facility in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City.

The claims were made in an affidavit bearing the alleged signature of Huelar dated Oct 19, 2017, and notarized by CharmaineArbolado. moremoremore

Coop defers
collection of P232 million

Central Negros Electric Cooperative isdeferring its collection of the P232 million differential billing recovery of Kepco-Salcon Power Corp.for the period of July 26, 2011 to Nov. 25, 2013 as approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission.

Ceneco general manager SulpicioLagarde Jr. said that in the order docketed as ERC Case No. 2013-141 RC, Ceneco is mandated to collect the amount at the rate of P0.0817 per kilo watt-hour for 50 months or until the P232 million is fully recovered.

This decision was reached after Ceneco Board president Roy Cordova, directed management to hold in abeyance the collection of the amount until ERC positively responds to the query sent by Ceneco on October 12, seeking clarification on the effectivity date of the commencement of collection, he said. moremoremore


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Allianz PNB Life accelerates
presence, growth in Bacolod

Allianz PNB Life, a leading financial services company, is strengthening its growth in Bacolod City with the launch yesterday of its Agency Distribution Channel and the first Bancassurance Life Track station in the Visayas, its officials announced.

Allianz PNB Life president Olaf Kliesow, in his speech read for him by chief distribution officer Raoul Littaua at a press conference at L'Fisher Hotel, said they are in Bacolod because its progress is impressive.

That is why they have chosen Bacolod and Iloilo as significant launching pads for their agency distribution channel, Kliesow said. .