MERGE Thousands of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election voters troop to their precincts in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City, to vote yesterday.* (Andy Alvarez photo)


Brgy poll winners named
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Six candidates for barangay captain ran unopposed while the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Bacolod City yesterday was generally peaceful except for some reports of vote-buying and the presence of flying voters.

Unopposed were candidates for barangay captain of Barangays 5, 9, 13, 30 and 32.

Unofficial reports showed that the winning candidates for barangay captain are Cesar Rellos Jr. (Barangay 1), Imelda Banguanga (Brgy. 2), Leonedas Asan (Brgy. 3), Antonio Ongsingco (Brgy. 4), Raymundo Salaveria (Brgy. 5), Rudy Baydo Sr. (Brgy. 6), Elsie Sibug (Brgy. 7), Juanna Magalona (Brgy. 8), Ronnie Serrano (Brgy. 9); moremoremore


21 SK bets disqualified
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Commission on Elections yesterday announced the disqualification of 21 Sangguniang Kabataan candidates in Western Visayas, four of whom are from Negros Occidental.

The 21 are part of the 1,000 disqualified by the Comelec nationwide, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said.

The Comelec Law Department will file about 4,000 election violation cases, she also said. moremoremore

 

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‘Scale up talents in Bacolod
for KPO, BPO industries’
BY MARK L. GARCIA

A global real estate services and research firm, Colliers, said that there is a need to scale up the local talents in Bacolod City to increase its competitiveness in the Knowledge and Business Process Outsourcing (KPO and BPO) industries.

In its quarterly report, Colliers noted that Bacolod dropped to 97th rank last year from 85th in 2016 in Tholons Globalization Index Top 100 Super Cities, and this decline in competitiveness might affect its ability to entice more BPO investors.

The report said that the city remains a preferred location for outsourcing operations, but its talent pool needs to scale up if the city wants to get a larger fraction of the local KPO pie.