MERGE WINNER. San Isidro Academy was the overall winner of the “It’s Showtime! 2018 Hinuptanan Magayon Festival” streetdancing competition in Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Officials told: Submit
drug lists or face raps

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

 

An official of the Department of Interior and Local Government yesterday warned that barangay captains are administratively liable, if they fail to submit the list of drug users, peddlers and protectors in their areas.

DILG provincial officer Carmelo Orbista said that the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council is mandated to submit regularly their drug watch lists.

DILG records show that 12,000 of the 42,000 barangays in the country have no functioning BADAC, despite its circular on the mandatory creation of such body.moremoremore


Guv: Pray divorce
law move fails
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

 

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday called for prayers during the Holy Week against the passage of the divorce bill into law.

Marañon said he is against the divorce bill that was passed by the Lower House Monday, saying it is lopsided against the wife who does not get anything.

“Read the bill and you will complain, it is very one sided,” the governor said.moremoremore

 

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IPM-CDC lone bidder of P72M
sanitary landfill mgmt contract
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Only IPM-Construction and Development Corp., the current garbage contractor of Bacolod City, joined the opening of bids for the environment/sanitary services (operation and management) of the sanitary landfill in Brgy. Felisa, yesterday.

Bids and Awards Committee chairman Maphilindo Polvora yesterday said IPM-CDC submitted a bid price of P71,984,261.26, covering nine months, from April 1 to December 31.

The Approved Budget for the Contract is P72 million, he said.