MERGE TOP 3. Le’Ann Marie Gayatin of Cauayan, Yasmine Cabalfin of Hinigaran, and Lawrelie Cay Allen of Murcia (l-r) were the top three Lin-ays during the Lin-ay sang Negros 2018 Festival Costume Parade at Robinson’s Place Bacolod, yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


‘Drug gang men’ caught
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

 

Members of the Ramos and Poja drug groups were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Hinigaran town, Negros Occidental, and in Bacolod City, Saturday and Friday.

A total of P525,000 in drugs were also seized, the police said yesterday.

Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Occidental nabbed Arnel Sabdiong in Barangay 3, Hinigaran, at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a PDEA-6 report said.moremoremore


IN LIN-AY SANG NEGROS
5 bets pre-pageant winners
BY MARK L. GARCIA

 

A celebration of beauty and local festivities became the central theme of the Lin-ay sang Negros 2018 preliminaries where five candidates emerged as the winners in the press presentation, talent competition, and festival costume paradeat the Robinson’s Place Bacolod during the weekend.

The 27 candidates from various cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental vied for the first three competitions of the provincial beauty pageant held at the Citywalk of Robinson’s Mall Saturday and yesterday.

During the Press Presentation on Saturday, Lin-ay sang Kabankalan Gheneza Marie Mueller was the muse of the media, judged by various local media personalities in Negros.moremoremore

 

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DOLE Bacolod asked to inspect
businesses on safety compliance
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

A resolution requesting the Department of Labor and Employment-Bacolod to inspect all business establishments that are under construction, renovation, and repairs, on whether the laborers/workers are provided with protective gear such as hard hats/helmets and others, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Bartolome Orola, also requested the DOLE to inspect working sites, if these are provided with safety nets and other measures for the safety and protection of construction workers and bystanders, as required under the National Building Code or Republic Act 6541.

There is no doubt that the apparent side-by-side infrastructure developments have greatly influenced the city’s economic progress and has dramatically changed the landscape of Bacolod City, it said.