MERGE ALL SET. The Negros Occidental Capitol in Bacolod City is all set for Independence Day on June 12.* (Andy Alvarez photo)


Another mayoral bet
files election protest

BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Another losing mayoral candidate in Negros Occidental has filed an election protest.

Felix “Chad” Feria IV filed the protest against La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan before the La Carlota City Regional Trial Court Thursday last week, a copy he furnished the DAILY STAR yesterday, showed.

Mangilimutan was proclaimed winner of the May 13 polls after garnering 17,822 votes while Feria had 13,987 votes. moremoremore


Bacolod richest city in Negros
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental, positioned itself as the financial hub of the province based on the total deposits in all banks in the city.

In the recent data released by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, the total bank deposits in Bacolod as of June 30, 2018, reached P99.58 million from 626,590 accounts in the 112 bank branches.

Next to Bacolod is Kabankalan City of southern Negros Occidental that has P7,512,387 in total deposits from 76,602 accounts in 20 banks, PDIC records showed. moremoremore

 

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DOT accreditation needed first – SP
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

An ordinance requiring all primary tourism enterprises in Bacolod City to secure accreditation from the Department of Tourism before application of business permits, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod recently.

The ordinance authored by Councilor Em Ang states that Section 39 of Republic Act No. 7160, or the Local Government Code of 1991 provides that, “In order to encourage global competitiveness, strengthen data gathering and research on tourism, and facilitate the promotion of individual enterprises and the industry as a whole, the Department of Tourism shall prescribe and regulate standards for the operation of the tourism industry.”

It said the Bacolod City Government aims to strengthen the implementation of Republic Act No. 9593 at the local level to ensure that all tourism enterprises in the city are compliant with the standards set by the Department of Tourism.