tribe FESTIVAL. The Kali-kalihan harvest festival participants in Salvador Benedicto town in Negros Occidental, yesterday.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Quarry operator to
face 3,049 falsification raps

The Negros Occidental provincial government is filing 3,049 counts of falsification of public documents charges against a quarry permit holder, Provincial Legal Officer Jose Ma. Valencia said yesterday.

Valencia said the charges will be filed against permitee Melvin Ibañez, who allegedly used 3,049 fake Permits to Transport (PTTs) sand and gravel in Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City.

Under the Provincial Tax Ordinance each violation carries a fine of P15,000, which means Ibañezfaces a penalty of P45,735,000, Valencia said. moremoremore

Bing urges Fil-Canadian visitors: Invest in Bacolod

Mayor Evelio Leonardia encouraged Sunday the 250 visiting Filipino-Canadians and their 20 organizers to consider Bacolod should they decide to invest in the Philippines someday.

“We know that after having stayed in Canada for some time, many of you, if not all, may want to invest someday, and you may have friends who might come to the Philippines to invest someday,” Leonardia said.

“How we wish that when that happens, you will consider Bacolod City,” the mayor added. .moremoremore


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PVO reports 47% increase
in animals sold at auction

The Provincial Veterinary Office reported a 47 percent increase in the animals registered and sold at auction markets in Negros Occidental in 2017.

The PVO yearend report showed that, there were 200,352 animals sold in the auction market last year, which is 64,8549 higher than the 135,503 sold in 2016.

Live chicken had the highest leap in terms of animals sold, from 62,054 to 87,649 last year, or 25,595 in increase, followed by swine from 33,162 to 57,719, or a 24,557 increase...