Residents tried to salvage items from their burned houses in Purok Kagaycay, Barangay 2 in Bacolod City, yesterday* (Andy Alvarez photo)
Fire destroys 200 houses
Lengthy fight vs. blaze at hypermart, too
BY SHIELA G. GELERA
Two big fires hit Bacolod City, that took at least 20 hours of firefighting operations and caused destruction to 200 houses, a commercial building, and the goods in it, yesterday.
Fire fighters first responded to a fire at SM Hypermarket in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod, when bystanders noticed smoke billowing from the establishment at about 1:25 a.m. yesterday.
2 judges inhibit from poll cases
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The two La Carlota City Regional Trial Court judges have inhibited themselves from further hearing the election protests of the defeated mayoral candidates of Moises Padilla and La Castellana in Negros Occidental.
Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña had asked La Carlota Regional Trial Court Judge Cyclamen Jison Fernandez of Branch 63 to voluntarily inhibit from the case as he believes he cannot obtain an unbiased decision on his motion for a manual recount.Peña accused winning mayoralty candidate, his niece, Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo, of election fraud claiming that the election result was not reflective of the votes cast.
Fuel prices to go down
by more than P2 today
MANILA - Motorists are in for a big treat, thanks to world crude prices moving in a more consumer-friendly direction last week.
In separate statements, local oil companies announced significant price reductions in liquid fuels, which will take effect 6 a.m. today.Both major and independent oil firms will be implementing the same price reductions of P2.70 per liter for diesel, P2.45 per liter for unleaded gasoline, and P2.60 per liter for kerosene.