MERGE Three-term Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (right) began his career in public service as a councilor of Sagay in 1964.*


Marañon passes away
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Former Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., 84, passed away at the Riverside Medical Center in Bacolod City at 11:38 last night.

Marañon, who was governor of Negros Occidental from 2010 to 2019, died surrounded by his family, his son Sagay Mayor Alfredo Marañon III said.

“It is with great sadness that the Marañon family announces that our beloved papa, Alfredo G. Marañon Jr., went home to our Lord at 11:38 p.m., October 1, due to complications associated with his cardiac health. He would have been 85 years old this December,” his daughter Anna Marie Marañon-McConchie said. moremoremore


3 Capitol employees terminated
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

Three Negros Occidental Provincial Legal Office employees have been terminated from their jobs, Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr. confirmed yesterday.

Terminated were lawyers Ernie Magaspag and Roxenne Sumanting, and book binder Warlito Butalon, he said.

“They were terminated based on substantial evidence with regards to Daily Time Records irregularities,” he said. moremoremore

 

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Bacolod-Iloilo ferry operations
resumption pending LGU okay
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Fastcraft operator Frank Carbon said they are waiting for the approval of the city governments of Bacolod and Iloilo to resume operations.

Fast crafts plying the Bacolod and Iloilo routes suspended operations for almost five months already, following the travel restrictions in the two localities.

Carbon said yesterday that Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas is asking for one week from October 1 before he decides.