MERGE CATCHING THE SUN. A Negros fisherman working at first light.* (Bob Lacson photo)

‘Partisan politics’ hit
But no requests for assistance made: mayor

Several barangay captains in Bacolod City have signed a manifesto expressing their concern over the alleged seeming partisan political activities of the present administration in relation to the coming May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

About 24 barangay captains held a press conference yesterday also questioning the timing of the release of the financial assistance to 25 out of 61 barangays in Bacolod City for the cleaning, sanitation and declogging of canals, drainage and streets.

In their manifesto, the barangays captains claimed that the financial assistance ranging from P140,000 to P320,000 for declogging activities, which was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod on April 4, was only released to 25 barangays. moremoremore

Man caught for traffic cop’s slay

One of the top 10 most wanted menof the Bacolod City Police Office,who was the suspect in the death of a traffic policeman, was arrested at Dela Rama Street, City Heights Subdivision in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City, at about 1:50 p.m. yesterday.

Members of Police Station 10 nabbed Antonio Chua Jr., 49, of the barangay, who has a pending warrant of arrest for murder charges issued by Regional Trial Court, Branch 54 Judge Eduardo Sayson, with no bail recommended, station commanderChief Insp. Charles Gever said.

Chua, a hit-and-run suspect, allegedly hit and killed Police Officer 3 Edmund Sarad, who chased him in front of the Bureau of Internal Revenue office in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod, on June 10, 2014. moremoremore


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Miners’ group prexy debunks
result of study on quarrying

The head of a miners’ association in the province junked some of the complaints noted in a study conducted in some quarry operations in south Negros.

Negros Occidental Miners Permittees Association Inc. president, Michael Eusebio, in an interview Wednesday, denied some of the issues in the study conducted by the Diocese of Kabankalan, in partnership with the Central Philippine State University and Kabankalan Catholic College on the 21 small scale quarrying sites in district six.

Ten issues were raised by the community in their scoping and mapping study, called “Increasing Public Understanding of Natural Resource Governance by Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Small-Scale Mining Sector in the Province of Negros Occidental”, that was presented Monday at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City.