pineapple PINEAPPLE. Salvador Benedicto town in Negros Occidental is noted for its sweet pineapple and is starting cultivation for production in April and in time for summer.*
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Cops kill rape suspect

The police yesterday invoked “self defense” in the killing of a rape-slay suspect, who they said, also opened fire on them Thursday night in Brgy. Himoga-an, Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

Chief Inspector Rolly Pondevilla, Escalante City police chief, said yesterday that the rape suspect he identified as Jojit Miñosa, shot the policemen pursuing him for his alleged involvement in a rape incident Wednesday night in Brgy. Balintawak, Escalante City.

Fortunately, nobody among members of the Escalante police were hit. But this prompted the police to return fire, hitting and killing Miñosa, Pondevilla said. .moremoremore

Guv tells bizmen: Don't make
TRAIN excuse for profiteering

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday appealed to businessmen not to use the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law as an excuse for illegal profiteering.

Reports received by some government offices indicate that consumers have been complaining over the increase in the prices of some commodities, he said

Many readily assume that it is already the consequence of the TRAIN Law but the Department of Finance has yet to issue the guidelines on its implementation, and the Department of Trade and Industry to issue standards that spell out the ceiling/cap on price increases, the governor said. .moremoremore


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Liquigaz refilling
plant opens

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the opening of the Liquigaz Philippines Corp. refilling plant at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City yesterday.

Liquigaz is the second largest supplier of liquefied petroleum gas in the country, its president and CEO, Edward David, said yesterday.

David said Liquigaz is one of the companies owned by Cosco Capital, their main holding company, and Puregold chain of groceries. .