MERGE The “Makabayan Ito ang Tama” billboard on top of the Mainstrip Tourist Inn that was removed Saturday for being in gross violation of the allowable size for campaign materials under the Fair Election Act.*


Defiant group faces raps,
brgy officials warned, too
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Commission on Elections is taking legal action against a partylist group for failure to remove an oversized campaign billboard on top of a building at Lacson Street in Bacolod City and will summon the agency responsible for posting it, Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said yesterday.

Guanzon ordered the removal of the “Makabayan Ito ang Tama” back to back 20 by 120 feet tarpaulin on top of the Mainstrip Tourist Inn Saturday that was in gross violation of the allowable size for campaign materials under the Fair Election Act and Comelec Resolution 10488.

The address of the Ito ang Tama Partylist is Tondo, Manila, and its five nominees are Isagani Pascual, Jose Manuel Mendoza, Teodulo Malagen, Helen Ng-Pascual and Maria Nieves Pascual, she said. moremoremore


Ex-cop killed, 7 nabbed for drugs
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A former policeman was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman Saturday night in San Carlos City, while a former Army soldier, a Sangguniang Kabataan kagawad and five others were arrested for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, in Negros Occidental.

The victim identified as former SPO1 Remus Bayawa succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, including a fatal injury in the head, initial investigations of the San Carlos City police showed.

Bayawa was entering San Juan Baybay in Brgy. Zone 6, San Carlos City, when he was shot Saturday night by an unidentified armed suspect, the police said yesterday. moremoremore

 

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Australia looking for Pinoy workers
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

If you are planning to work abroad, here’s your chance to do so as the Australian government is still looking for more Filipino workers.

Januario Rivas, Philippine Consul General of Northern Territory, Australia, who was in Negros Occidental recently, said the country has a large land area but a small population, hence, the need to find workers from other regions.

There’s a huge demand for skilled workers in healthcare, food industry, and agriculture in Australia, he added.