MERGE WINNER. The Barangay San Miguel “Tribo ni Kap Miguel” was the best in street dancing winner at the Himayaan Festival in Himamaylan City yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

ConCom includes Negros
in 17 federated regions list

The Consultative Committee created by President Rodrigo Duterte to propose revisions to the 1987 Constitution yesterday agreed to include the Negrosanon Federated Region among 17 proposed federated regions, with the National Capital Region as the federal capital, in its federalism discussions, ConCom member Arthur Aguilar said.

The proposal is for Negros Occidental and Oriental to be reunited under the Negrosanon Federated Region.

However, Aguilar, who has been pushing for the creation of the Negros region, told the DAILY STAR that nothing is final because studies by the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, National Economic and Development Authority and Department of Interior and Local Government will be considered. moremoremore

Ma gives up, confesses
to brutal killing

The police are now on the way to solving the brutal killing of a 63-year-old farmer and his 8-year-old daughter on Monday in Hacienda Pula, Brgy. Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, Negros Occidental. following the surrender and confession of a suspect, and later the arrest of another one.

Ironically, one of the two suspects, Rogelia Landao, who surrendered to them, is the mother of the 8-year-old victim, Supt. Noel Polines, Silay City police chief, said yesterday.

Landao is also the former live-in partner of Antonio Padua, also a victim of the stabbing. moremoremore


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Comprehensive mapping of biz
establishments in Bacolod slated

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order No. 10 ordering the reconstruction of the Joint Inspection Team of Bacolod City that will conduct a comprehensive mapping of all businesses in Bacolod and their adherence to regulatory requirements.

In his order dated April 16, Leonardia said the upscaling of the Business Permits and Licensing System in the City of Bacolod will ensure responsiveness to the public and equalize access to frontline services and facilities significantly in securing business permits and licenses.

To ensure that the national BPLS standards are met, there is a need to reorganize a composite team to be known as the Joint Inspection Team (JIT), he said.