view DEVOTION. Devotees also visited the image of theBlack Nazarene at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City yesterday in celebration of His feast.*
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Former Negros Occ. mayor
indicted for SALN violations

The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted the former mayor of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, for failing to disclose two business interests in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) from 2007 to 2010.

The Office of Ombudsman found probable cause against former Mayor Francisco Nazareno for four counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713) and two counts of violation of Section 3(h) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019), it announced in a statement on its website yesterday. .moremoremore

‘Bulldog' meted life for drugs

A man named alias “Bulldog” was sentenced recently to life imprisonment for selling and possessing shabu in Bacolod City.

Judge Therese Blanche Bolunia of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court, Branch 47, found Ferdinand Salcedo Raquinel, alias “Bulldog”, guilty beyond reasonable doubt for violations of section 5 for the sale and section 11 for possession of drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Members of the Bacolod City Anti-Drugs Special Operations Task Group nabbed Raquinel during a buy-bust operation at Luzuriaga-Sayo streets in Barangay 30, Bacolod on March 7, 2011, police records show. .moremoremore


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Minimal hike in prices of basic
goods due to Train in NegOcc

As the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN law, has already began, retailers and consumers have been told “to not panic” as the prices of commodities are still stable.

This announcement came from several government agencies following reports that the prices of several commodities have already increased in various public and commercial markets in Bacolod City due to the TRAIN implementation.

Department of Trade and Industry Negros Occidental price monitoring records showed significant changes in the price of a soft drink product that increased up to P10 per 1.5 liter, while rice also appeared to have increased by P1 to P2 per kilo..