MERGE Mayor Evelio Leonardia checks on Department of Social Services and Development personnel re-packing relief goods at their office late last night, in preparation for possible relief operations when Tropical Depression “Samuel” passes Bacolod*

Sanction businesses
without permits: Bing

Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia has directed the head of the Permits and Licensing Division to implement the proper sanctions on business establishments operating in Bacolod City without business permits.

“Let us follow the law. Let the chips fall where they may,” he said, in reaction to the recommendation of Permits and Licensing Division head Stela Rose Rayos for the closure of 10 business establishments in the city that are operating without business permits.

Leonardia said he told Rayos to do what is right. If there is a violation, they should immediately implement the proper sanction. If they have to be closed, they should be closed. moremoremore

Chief of district hospital shot dead

Three unidentified suspects were involved in the killing yesterday of a doctor at the national highway of Sitio Tinangon in Brgy. Basak, Guihulngan City, Senior Supt. Raul Tacaca, provincial police director of Negros Oriental, said yesterday.

Tacaca identified the victim as Dr. Adelex Amor, chief of the Canlaon City District Hospital.

Tacaca said the victim was on his way to Dumaguete City, on board a Toyota Vios vehicle with his companion, Rosly Tobias Aldojesa, when the shooting took place. moremoremore


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Observe safety in using LPG,
electricity, Negrenses urged

The Department of Energy-Visayas is urging Negrenses to observe safety standards in using electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders to avoid accidents, especially this holiday season.

Rey Maleza, OIC chief of the Energy Industry Management Division of DOE-Visayas Field Office, said yesterday that with the safe use of LPG, the household could avoid fire accidents and other related injuries due to misuse.

Maleza and other personnel from DOE-VFO were at the Social Hall of the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday to conduct the “E-Power Mo!” campaign with representatives from various barangays in Bacolod and Murcia, in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency.