Iggy’s district may get
caretaker from House
Belmonte says needs will be acted on
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Feliciano Belmonte yesterday said that the House of Representatives
will ensure that the needs of the constituents of Rep. Ignacio Arroyo
in the 5th district of Negros Occidental will be addressed despite his
Article 6 Section 9 of
the Philippine Constitution states that in case there is a vacancy in
the Senate of House of Representatives, a special election may be
called to fill such vacancy in the manner prescribed by law, Negros
Occidental Provincial Elections Supervisor Jessie Suarez said.
However, there does not appear to be enough time to do so with the May 2013 polls fast approaching, he said.
Army takes rebel
camp, one killed
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
suspected New People’s Army red fighter was killed, and three others
were reported injured, when government soldiers overran a rebel camp in
Sitio Mag-asawang Bukid, Brgy. Camindanngan, Sipalay City, Negros
Occidental, 11 a.m. yesterday.
Lt. Col. Rodrigo Sosmena, 47th IB commanding officer, said he believes
that they were able to pre-empt the reported plans of the NPA to
conduct tactical offensives in Sipalay City, following an encounter
with about estimated 30 rebels led by Bernard Alvarez, who replaced the
slain Armando Sumayang, as commander of the South West Front Committee.
Sosmena said the identity of the slain NPA member had not been
established as of press time, while civilians who had relayed the
information on the presence of armed men in the area, reported that
three rebels were also injured.
Bizmen filing separate appeal
ON BACOLOD REVENUE CODE
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
business groups in Bacolod City will file a separate appeal before the
Department of Justice next week asking for the review of the Revised
Revenue Code of Bacolod City.
Ben Ortega, president of the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, yesterday said they are filing a separate appeal
from that of Puentevella, since they are an apolitical group.
He said they do not want people to think that this was initiated by
somebody else but it is just their duty to protect their members and