MERGE WRONG VENUE. A vehicle on Lite Ferry 3 was damaged when it plowed into the water at the San Carlos Port in Negros Occidental at about noon yesterday* (Helga Tiam photo)


EB Magalona can’t pay
workers, basic services
MAYOR BORROWS MONEY FOR SALARIES
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The EB Magalona municipal government in Negros Occidental is unable to disperse funds for salaries of its employees and social services for lack of a certified public accountant since July, town Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday.

He said this is because EB Magalona Vice Mayor Robert Acaling questioned the status of the town’s OIC accountant, Aileen Bilbao, who has held the post for about 26 years, before the Civil Service Commission in July.

As a result Bilbao is not able to hold the post as under the CSC rules, she must be a CPA, so no dispersal of funds can be made at the expense of the people of EB Magalona, Malacon said. moremoremore


Baby thrown by fed up pa dies
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A farmer is now in hot water, after he was arrested yesterday by the police in Sitio Tayap. Brgy. Patag, Silay City, Negros Occidental, for the death of his 4-month-old baby.

The 40-year-old suspect, who is now in jail, was identified by the police as Marjun Cusay.

Initial Silay police investigation showed that the suspect was allegedly fed up by the crying of his 4-month-old daughter, Mary Jane Cusay, and threw her to his wife. moremoremore

 

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Yulo calls for ‘favorable’ gov’t
policies to help sugar industry
BY MATE ESPINA

CEBU CITY - Sugar Regulatory Administration Board Member Dino Yulo called for favorable policies from the national government that will help the sugar industry weather future challenges.

Yulo formally opened the exhibit yesterday at the 65th Philsutech Convention in Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, an annual gathering of SI stakeholders where policies are made, technology introduced and discussions on how the industry will move forward in the coming crop year.

The SRA official encouraged those present to look back at how the industry has performed in the past years, from the booming industry it was till it took a drastic turn during the global sugar crisis that plunged prices way below production costs.