MERGE RUSH. Drainage work at Rizal Street in Bacolod City being rushed before the rainy season.* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Governor suspends
2 Capitol executives
It’s part of process, not a penalty: PLO

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson issued 60-day preventive suspension orders on two provincial government executives effective yesterday.

Issued preventive suspensions pending investigation of administrative charges are Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado Jr. and Mambukal Resort head Ellen Marie Jalandoni, Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. said.

A show cause order was issued against Ma. Mina Pellejo, Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program Division officer-in-charge, he added. moremoremore

New arrest warrants out for Yanson 4
They’ve done nothing wrong, lawyer says

Warrants of arrest were issued yesterday against the Yanson 4 siblings and three others who are facing criminal cases for violation of the New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 on three counts, lawyer Jerry Llena said yesterday.

No bail was recommended for the provisional liberty of all of the accused, Judge Sue Lynn Lowie-Jolingan of the Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 53, said in the warrants of arrest dated June 5.

The judge ordered the arrests of the siblings Roy, Ricardo and Emily Yanson, and Ma. Loudes Celina Y. Lopez, scions of the Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) bus empire. moremoremore


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Dirtied but not contaminated


‘Employees can refuse
cut in wages, benefits’

Employees can refuse any cut in their wages and benefits if their employers will try to negotiate, labor leader Wennie Sancho said yesterday.

In Labor Advisory No. 17 issued recently, the Department of Labor and Employment said employers and employees may “agree voluntarily and in writing” to temporarily adjust the workers’ salaries and benefits, as provided in the contract, company policy, or collective bargaining agreement.

The adjustments in the wage and benefits shall not exceed six months or the period agreed upon in the CBA, the DOLE order said.