Dry goods being unloaded from the Fuso Fighter wing van that figured in an accident in Brgy. Salong, Kabankalan City, that claimed the lives of two persons* (Ricky Filoteo (Tatak RMN) photo)
Malabor seeks recount
in 37 Isabela precincts
It’s time to move on, Montilla says
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
Mayor Joselito Malabor, who lost by 48 votes, filed an election protest yesterday before the Regional Trial Court in Bacolod City to contest the proclamation of Dr. Irene Montilla as the winning mayor of Isabela, Negros Occidental.
Montilla was proclaimed winner of the May 13 polls with 13,892 votes, while Malabor garnered 13,844 votes.
bid to disqualify Bing
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Commission on Elections Second Division has denied the petition filed by a mediaman seeking the disqualification of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, from seeking re-election.
Edgar Cadagat filed the petition against Leonardia on November 2018 alleging that the mayor made a material misrepresentation in his certificate of candidacy (COC) when he answered “no” in item no. 22 when he had allegedly been found guilty of an administrative offense of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty with a penalty of dismissal from service and accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding public office, as contained in an Ombudsman joint resolution.The administrative offense Cadagat was referring to was in relation to the case of the alleged overpriced furniture and fixtures for the Bacolod City Government Center.
NegOcc develops cattle industry
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The provincial government of Negros Occidental is developing the cattle industry in the province with the demand for beef.
Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday the current demand for beef in Negros Occidental is 8,850 metric tons, adding that the available supply in the province is 5,000 metric tons from the current population of 55,000 heads.“There is deficiency of beef supply in the province,” he added.