MERGE About 270 Negrenses from all walks of lives joined the Negrense Volunteers for Change Foundation in packing 1,150 LoveBags in Bacolod City yesterday for less fortunate pupils in Negros, Panay, and Bukidnon.* (RJ Lacson photo)

6,961 Negros bets
fail to file SOCEs

Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez yesterday said that of the 22,549 candidates who ran for public office in the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections in Negros Occidental, 6,961 failed to file their statements of election contributions and expenditures (SOCE).

There were 13,862 candidates who ran for barangay posts and 3,387 failed to file their SOCEs, while of the 8,685 SK bets, there were 3,574 who also failed to do so, Suarez said.

The Comelec is compiling data on the number of winning candidates in Negros Occidental who failed to file their SOCEs, Suarez said. moremoremore

Cops nab 12, seize P.4M in shabu

The police seized P413,000 in shabu, and arrested 12 persons in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental yesterday and Monday.

About P250,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized yesterday from a vendor of shoes at JR Torres Subdivision in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City, at about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Members of the City Drug Enforcement Unit nabbed Aminola Cabugatan, who delivered the P1 million worth of shabu recently confiscated from the wife of a high-value target (HVT) in Barangay Granada, Bacolod, Police Insp. Adrian James Albaytar, team leader of CDEU, said yesterday. moremoremore


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Sugar planters seek higher
price for conversion rights

A sugar planters’ group is appealing to the Sugar Regulatory Administration to set a minimum buying price of at least P600 per lkg. or more for the conversion rights of sugar producers in converting their “D” or world market sugar quedans to “B” or domestic market quedans.

PASON Multi-Purpose Agricultural Cooperative president Luis Garingalao issued the appeal in a letter to SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica, a copy of which was furnished the DAILY STAR yesterday.

Almost all of the “D” quedans produced during the crop year have already been bought by the traders and the sugar farmers are under pressure to sell their conversion rights to the traders at very low prices, otherwise, the traders will not buy their conversion rights, he said.