MERGE AWARDS. Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia (6th from left) receives the Lifetime Excellence Award for Local Governance and Mentor of the Year trophies at the Asian Leaders Awards 2018, during the gala night and awarding ceremony at Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila last night, and with him were Congressional Chief of Staff Hugo Corral, councilors Bart Orola and Em Ang, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, Kara Leonardia, Bacolod City Administrator John Orola, City Legal Officer Joselito Bayatan, Secretary to the Mayor Edward Joseph Cuansing, and PIO Danny Dangcalan (l-r)*


Biz owners with fake permits
should be charged – Distrito
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Establishments operating in Bacolod City with fake business permits should not only be closed, but cases for falsification should also be filed against their owners, Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito said yesterday.

A rehabilitation center and a printing press were issued closure orders Tuesday for operating without a business permit, and for using a fake one.

Stela Rose Rayos, head of the Permits and Licensing Division, said she has recommended to the Bacolod City Legal Office-City Enforcement Unit, the closure of E.S. Print Media Inc. at 6th Street, Barangay 7, for operating with a “fake permit”, and the Active Life Chicago Physical Therapy Clinic in B.S Aquino Drive, Barangay Villamonte, for having no business permit. moremoremore


2 kagawads, woman nabbed
in gun entrapment operation
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Two barangay kagawads and a woman allegedly involved in selling and buying firearms were apprehended by the police Wednesday night during an entrapment operation in Brgy. Old Poblacion, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, that also yielded several high-powered firearms and ammunition.

Nabbed were kagawads Leslie Lamayo and Rollie Jaena, and Luzvimin Bautista.

The arrest of the three suspects yielded a KG 9mm semi-automatic rifle, a TCM caliber 22 rifle, an Armscor 45 caliber pistol, seven magazines of 9mm and 45 caliber pistols, as well as that of caliber 22 rifle containing live ammunition, two gun suppressors, two magazine pouches, and a gun holster, Senior Inspector Aireen Cordua, spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, said. moremoremore

 

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NOLITC receives outstanding
Tech4Ed Center in PHL award
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The government-run Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center was recognized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology as one of the three outstanding Tech4Ed Centers in the Philippines, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City yesterday.

NOLITC Tech4Ed Center is one of the three outstanding implementers of this DICT program, together with Carmona Tech4Ed in Cavite and Tayabas Tech4Ed in Quezon province, out of more than 2,000 Tech4Ed centers nationwide, during the Tech4Ed Awards held in Davao City.

The Negros Occidental provincial government-run facility was also recognized by the agency as a Center of Excellence “for achieving a consistent exemplary level in delivering sustainable ICT-enabled services, earning the distinction for positive change and for exhibiting commendable impact in the growth and development of the community it serves through the center,” the recognition statement said.