MERGE Voters waited in long lines to cast their ballots at the Bacolod City National High School in Bacolod City yesterday* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Ella defeats Magsie

It was mixed emotions for Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo following her overwhelming win in the mayoral race against incumbent Mayor Magdaleno Peña in yesterday’s elections.

She garnered 13,056 votes against Peña’s 5,493, or 65 percent of the total votes.

The town has more than 26,000 registered voters. Of whom, 20,274 voted yesterday. moremoremore

Grupo Progreso takes 15-0 lead

Partial unofficial results last night showed Grupo Progreso taking an early 15-0 lead against candidates of Asenso for Better Bacolod-MKK (ABB-MKK) and some independent candidates.

The results covered 61 percent of Bacolod’s votes.

Re-electionist Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya (GP) garnered 93,039 votes against congressional candidate and former mayor Monico Puentevella (ABB-MKK) who got 56,366 votes. moremoremore


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Gasoline, kerosene prices slashed

Local oil giant Petron Corp. and Thailand-based PTT Philippines are set to follow suit with a substantial cut in the price of gasoline that was initiated by more aggressive oil firms over the weekend.

In separate advisories, both companies said they, too, would roll back the price of their gasoline products by P1.25 per liter effective 6 a.m. today.

Petron also announced a P0.30 per liter reduction in kerosene.