GATUSLAO DANGER.The concreting of one lane of Gatuslao Street in Bacolod City where a drainage system had been installed has been completed, but, like this one, it has still not been cleared of debris and dangerous holes without any warning devices.* ( CPG photo )

Ombudsman orders
another suspension

The Office of the Ombudsman yesterday released another order suspending a Negros Occidental official, but this time it has become moot and academic.

Former Escalante Vice Mayor Santiago Maravillas cannot be suspended for one year as ordered as he is no longer a public official.

Maravillas was found guilty of two counts of abuse of authority/oppression for terminating two casual employees of Escalante City and was ordered suspended for one year, the Office of the Ombudsman announced on its website yesterday. .moremoremore

SJI plea brought to
CBCP commission

The call to restore the status of St. John's Institute in Bacolod City as a Catholic school has been elevated to the Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines.

Fr. Joel Tabora, president of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, elevatedthe CEAP appeal to the ECCCE chair, Bishop Roberto Mallari.

The CBCP is set to meet in Cebu in two weeks. . .moremoremore


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Leonardia urges barangays
to take part in ongoing BOSS

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday appealed to the different barangays in Bacolod City to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop.

The mayor made the appeal after majority of the 61 barangays in the city failed to participate in the BOSS at the Bacolod Government Center that will run until January 20, despite his issuance of Executive Order No. 37 dated Dec. 19, 2017, enjoining their participation.

Leonardia said they will coordinate with the Department of Interior and Local Government to see what could be done with those who will not cooperate because this is a basic function of the barangay...