MERGE SANTACRUZAN. Reyna Elena Rinzel Marie Jose Sy with her son Jerry Sy Jr. as Constantine at the Santacruzan in Bacolod City sponsored by the Bacolod Cultural Foundation Inc., yesterday* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Kagawad, 2 others
killed in Neg. Occ.

BY SHIELA G. GELERA

Three persons, including a newly-elected barangay kagawad, were killed in shooting and stabbing incidents in Negros Occidental, over the weekend.

Barangay Kagawad Salvacion Samson, alias “Sally”, 52, was shot dead in her house in Purok Tamsic, Barangay General Malvar in Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental, at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Investigation showed that an unidentified armed suspect walked to the house of Samson, fired at her, and escaped on board a motorcycle, the police said. moremoremore


DOE: Oil prices a global problem
BY MARK L. GARCIA

‘Not an internal problem, but a global issue.’

This was the stance of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi yesterday who rejected the statement that the continuous hike in the prices of oil is caused by the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law.

It is an “external problem” because global oil demand is high while supply remains insufficient, he said. moremoremore

 

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Noneco commended for ‘AAA’ rating,
urged to energize add’l communities
BY MARK L. GARCIA

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi lauded the Northern Negros Electric Cooperative (NONECO) for maintaining an “AAA”rating from the National Electrification Administration, and urgedit to energize more communities with no access to electricity.

In a press conference yesterday during the NONECO 46th Annual General Membership Assembly in Manapla, Cusi challenged the cooperative to energize more communities as 21 percentof the total households in north Negros still have no access to electricity.

He said NONECO has a penetration level of 79 percent, and should serve the communities that have its franchise.