MERGE The kite entries in the 7th Burangoy Tourism Kite Festival held at the Poblacion Beach in Sipalay City yesterday.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Avoid raps, act now,
local candidates told

The Commission on Elections is calling on candidates running for local posts to start removing all their illegally posted campaign materials before the start of their campaign period tomorrow or face charges and possible disqualification.

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon yesterday also reminded all barangay officials not to campaign and post posters or pictures of candidates at barangay halls, health centers and government buildings and property such as basketball courts and the like.

“It has come to my knowledge that a candidate or his supporters in Bacolod gave basketball boards to barangay officials. I am asking the barangay officials to remove them now. If they want to keep the basketball boards they should paint over them so no names or faces of candidates can be seen,” she said. moremoremore

Green power oversupply
in Negros seen

Negros Occidental is expected to have an oversupply of green energy this year making it unnecessary to build a coal-fired power plant in the province, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

The governor, who is optimistic that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members will support his declaration of a coal free Negros, was referring to the three biomass plants in the province expected to produce 70 megawatts of power.

“I believe that any program that is good for the province will be supported by the next officials, or else the people will complain and they might not be reelected,” Marañon, whose term ends in June, said. moremoremore


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Ending the day well


Bacolod SP approves RONO
for P24B Bredco reclamation

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod unanimously approved yesterday the Resolution of No Objection (RONO) requested by the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco) for the reclamation of an additional 300 hectares of foreshore land in Bacolod City.

Eleven councilors voted in the affirmative while councilors Renecito Novero and Claudio Puentevella were out of the session hall during the voting. Councilor Ricardo Tan is still on leave.

Councilor Caesar Distrito yesterday said that a public hearing was conducted in order to seek public sentiment on the rationale of the request for a RONO by Bredco for their reclamation plan of an additional 300 hectares.