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Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson (right) spearheaded a task force that conducted random inspections of gasoline stations in Bacolod City yesterday to check their pumping machines.*

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If Mirasol won’t run,
Ibuna says she will

Bebot, Dino call off consensus voting
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Businesswoman Grace Ibuna, partner of the late Rep. Ignacio Arroyo Jr., yesterday said she is throwing her full support to Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol in his bid for congressman of the fifth district of Negros Occidental in the special polls set in June.

But if he does not run, she will throw her hat into the race, she added.

Ibuna has been a registered voter of Hacienda Grande Robles in La Castellana town in the fifth district since 2009 and is eligible to run in the special polls, Commission on Elections records show.moremoremore

3 gas stations found
with defective permits

BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

A random inspection of gasoline stations in Bacolod City was conducted yesterday by a task force led by Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson to check the accuracy of the calibration of pumping machines of gasoline stations in the city.

Sayson said they inspected the gasoline stations of Seaoil, Caltex, Petron, Shell, Pryce Gas, and Jetti, all in Barangay Villamonte, and found the business permits of three gasoline stations defective.

There was one gasoline station selling Liquified Petroleum Gas, which was not included in its business permit, so the operator was advised to rectify it since the deadline for payment of business permits has been extended up to March 31, he said.moremoremore

Guv may take
stand in SM case
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Lawyers of the Capitol areconsidering putting Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. on the witness stand at thehearing of the case filed by SM Prime Holdings Inc. against the provincial government.

Last year,  SMPHIfiled apetition before the Bacolod RTC seekingthe annulment of any negotiated sale and lease by the Negros Occidental provincial government of its 7.7-hectare prime property in Bacolod City to ALI, and for SMPHI to be declared the winning bidder of the July 7 bidding for it, SMPHI lawyer Vincent Patrick Bayhon said yesterday.

Named as respondents wereMarañon,members of theCapitol’s Committee on Awards and Disposal of Real Properties, and the Sanggguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental.moremoremore

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