HOLIDAY CHEER. The Negros Occidental Capitol and park in Bacolod City all lighted up for Christmas.* (Richard Malihan photo)
NBI eyes biz rivalry
HIRED GUNMEN SUSPECTS IN TAN AMBUSH
BY SHIELA G. GELERA
The National Bureau of Investigation in Bacolod City is focusing on the business rivalry angle in the ambush of Bacolod Councilor Ricardo Tan and his wife, Nita, NBI-Bacolod head Renoir Baldovino, said yesterday.
The councilor has requested the NBI-Bacolod to investigate the incident.
BARIBAR ON COMELEC RULING
‘It may be a blessing’
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
Former Bacolod Councilor Archie Baribar yesterday said the decision of the Commission on Elections to declare him and three other candidates of Grupo Progreso as independent candidates may turn out to be a blessing.
Baribar, who is running for councilor of GP, said they have not yet received the notice from the Comelec that he, together with his partymates Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Ana Marie Palermo and Bartolome Orola, have been declared as independent candidates.However, he said it might turn out to be a blessing because they can now cross lines with other political parties.
Power rates down in NegOcc
BY MARK L. GARCIA
Power rates of the three electric cooperatives in Negros Occidental went down this month, records show.
The current residential electricity rates of the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative will be at P11.2996 per kilowatt-hour, a decrease of P0.6307 from November’s P11.9303, while the Central Negros Electric Cooperative’s rate is at P11.181/kWh, P0.6951 lower than last month’s P11.8761/kWh, and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative’s rate is at P10.2394/kWh or P0.779 lower than P11.0184/kWh last month.NOCECO, in a statement it issued, said that main driver of the lower electricity rates this month is the P0.6065/kWh decrease in the generation charge, which moved from P5.6424 to P5.0359/kWh.