Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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Sugarcane dev’t fund
to push diversification

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday said is filing a bill in the House of Representatives today that will require that the 15 percent Value Added Tax on sugar be used to finance a Sugarcane Development Fund to hasten the diversification of the sugarcane industry.

The bill aims to raise the value of sugarcane by helping sugar mills produce not only sugar, but fuel, power, alcohol and other by-products, to enable the industry to survive trade liberalization beyond 2015, Benitez said.

The bill is in a very general stage but there is enough room for suggestions and refinement, it will get more detailed as it goes through committee hearings in the House, he said.moremoremore

Faith healer faces
P11M  theft raps


Theft charges will be filed today before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office against a faith healer who allegedly took P11 million worth of jewelry from the residence of a widow in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, in March this year.

The charges will be filed against Vivencia Alingalan, 55, in Brgy. Palaka in Valladolid town, Negros Occidental, Bacolod City Police Investigation and Detective Management Branch (IDMB) head, Chief Insp. Ulysses Ortiz, said yesterday.

Only P7.9 million worth of jewelry was recovered from Alingalan’s residence and at the house of her unidentified friend in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, on Saturday. The  rest have yet to be recovered from persons to whom the suspect sold them, Ortiz said.moremoremore

Dynamic Builders’ P69M bid
for garbage collection lowest

The Dynamic Builders was determined by the Bids and Awards Committee to have the lowest financial bid out of the three bidders who participated in the bidding process for garbage collection and hauling services yesterday at the BAC Office at the Bacolod City Government Center.

Dynamic Builders presented a bid offer of P69,107,140.40 while Metrowaste Solidwaste Management Corp. offered P69,910,711.80 from the P72 million Approved Budget for the Contract for the privatization of garbage collection in Bacolod City.

Amphil Construction, on the other hand, was disqualified for non-compliance with pertinent bid documents.moremoremore

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