MERGE GROUND-BREAKING. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (center), VAGRES principal Riggi Lachica, Barangay Vista Alegre Captain Jose Maria Leandro Norberto De Leon, Councilors Caesar Distrito, Em Ang and Renecito Novero, Bacolod City Public School Teachers’ Federation Gualberto Dajao, DepEd Bacolod schools division superintendent Cynthia Demavivas, and Barangay 31 Captain German Bullolaza (l-r) lay down the time capsule at the ground-breaking for the school-building of Progreso Village National High School in Brgy. Vista Alegre, Bacolod City, yesterday.*


Grenade rocks house
of Bacong mayor, VM
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE

A grenade blast rocked the house of Mayor Jocelyn Alviola and Vice Mayor Lenin Alviola of Bacong, Negros Oriental, at about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

A full blown investigation being conducted disclosed that riding-in-tandem suspects lobbed what was believed to be a fragmentation grenade at the garage of the mayor and it exploded near the couple’s parked Montero vehicle with plate number AED 2848.

The explosion damaged the right side of the vehicle that had dents and about four holes from shrapnel, and busted its rear tires. moremoremore


Bar topnotcher joins Comelec
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Mark John Simondo, the 2017 Bar topnotcher from Bacolod City, last night said he is set to join Commissioner Rowena Guanzon at the Commission on Elections.

Simondo, 31, who made history by being the first graduate of a Bacolod-based law school to top the Bar with a grade of 91.05 percent, and 1,723 other new lawyers, will take their oaths at rites at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, tomorrow.

The University of St. La Salle College of Law graduate said he chose to work for the Comelec because he wants to embark on a career in public service. moremoremore

 

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DTI TELLS CONSUMERS
Buy only needed supplies
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The Department of Trade and Industry is urging consumers to buy only what is necessary to avoid long lines while purchasing school supplies, and assured that prices are projected to be stable the whole year.

DTI-Negros Occidental Price Monitoring Officer Reginald Hudierez told the DAILY STAR yesterday that there is no significant increase in the prices of school supplies in major retail stores in Bacolod City.

This is in reaction to reports that prices of school supplies at the national level have increased. Hudierez said these are applicable only to new and incoming stocks.