MERGE Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Rep. Greg Gasataya and Councilor Em Ang (10th, 11th and 13th from left) lead the ceremonial toast at the MassKara Night of the 33rd Negros Trade Fair at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati, last night*


Bacolod voters enough
for 2 districts: Comelec
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

Bacolod City should already be divided into two districts because the number of registered voters has reached about 300,000, which can no longer be handled by only one election officer, Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said yesterday.

An election officer can only handle about 200,000 registered voters. If the total number has reached 300,000, there should be two election officers to handle them, she said.

Majarucon-Sia said tomorrow is the last day of registration and there will be no extension. moremoremore


Poe, Villar laud creativity
at NTF, sales hit P6.4M
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Senators Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar last night lauded the creativity and resiliency of the people of Bacolod and Negros Occidental at the MassKara Night of the 33rd Negros Trade Fair at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.

Sales in two days of the trade fair, that runs until Sunday had hit more than P6 million, the NTF secretariat reported.

On Tuesday, the day before the official opening of the trade fair, sales hit P1.4 million and on Wednesday it was close to P5 million, the secretariat said. moremoremore

 

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100,000 new bags of imported
rice to arrive in Neg Occ – NFA
BY MARK L. GARCIA

The National Food Authority-Negros Occidental expects the new batch of 100,000 bags of imported rice to arrive in the province on the first week of October, Provincial Manager Frisco Canoy said yesterday.

Canoy said there are 11,000 bags remaining in the NFA warehouse in Bacolod City, and the supply will only be enough for the next two weeks. The arrival of the new stocks is still to be scheduled as there is no vessel to carry those yet.

Canoy also said that yesterday, the 170,000 bags for Iloilo and other Panay provinces already arrived and are now being unloaded. This imported rice supply came from Thailand and, hopefully, the supply for Neg. Occ. will come from the same country, he added.