MERGE Nelson Aguirre (right), with the alleged fake money, being apprehended by the Sagay police yesterday*

‘Beware of fake money’

Negrenses are again being warned against the proliferation of fake money.

An entrapment operation of the police in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, yesterday led to the arrest of a suspect, who was circulating fake Philippine peso bills.

Nabbed was Nelson Aguirre, alias Junior, 58, of Brgy. 16, Bacolod City.

Chief Inspector Robert Mansueto, Sagay City police chief, said last night that Aguirre was caught in the act of transacting fake Philippine peso bills with a police poseur buyer. moremoremore

Settlement breakthrough reached
for terminated BOLMSH workers

A breakthrough was reached yesterday in the settlement negotiations between the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital management and its 401 terminated employees.

The majority of the 401 employees of the BOLMSH, that closed down last month, were very happy with the new separation pay offer management made at a mediation meeting at the National Labor Relations Commission in Bacolod City, union president Santi Mamon said.

Edmundo Manlapao Jr., BOLMSH union lawyer, said the outcome of the negotiations for the employees separation pay was very positive, they are optimistic a final settlement can be completed soon. moremoremore


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Piñol bats for more FMRs

MANILA - Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol sees the need to build more roads that will link food production areas and markets in the country to help promote food security and boost agriculture’s performance.

Constructing such roads, he said, would facilitate and cheapen the transport of agricultural produce from those areas to make food more available in the market at prices consumers and farmers can still earn, he said.

“The build, build, build program of government should be extended to arterial and farm-to-market roads (FMR) leading to the food production areas," he said yesterday in his official Facebook account.