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NO QUORUM.  Only eight board members  attended Wednesday’s   regular Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan session  that had to be adjourned, prompting questions about  the  attitude of public officials towards their duties.*
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Officials amending
city’s business tax

BY
CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Bacolod Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson yesterday said the Sangguniang Panlungsod is amending the business tax section of the Tax Ordinance of Bacolod City as a result of their dialogs with business groups that he also said led them to arrive at a figure they believe to be “win-win” for both parties.

Sayson said that, for the manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler, they proposed a standard rate of 37.5 percent of 1 percent of the gross sales. The previous rate was 55 percent of 1 percent, he said.

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod passed on first reading Wednesday. an ordinance amending Chapter 3, Article 7, Section 16 A, B, C, D, EO1, EO2 and FO3 of City Ordinance No. 565, Series of 2011 or “An ordinance approving the Revised Local Revenue Code of Bacolod City.”moremoremore

Chua kin offer
reward to solve slay
BY ADRIAN NEMES III

A reward of half a million pesos in cash is being offered by the family of slain hotelier Johnny Chua to anyone who could shed light on his killing, Bacolod City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said yesterday.

De la Paz said he believes that with the reward being offered, other suspects behind the shooting of Chua and the mastermind of the crime will soon be identified.

He said this gesture of the Chua family also indicates that they want to help in resolving the crime. The reward being offered is advantageous as it will encourage those who may have knowledge to his killing to come out.moremoremore

Bomb scare
cancels HS classes
BY ADRIAN NEMES III

A bomb scare caused the cancellation of classes at the Domingo Lacson National High School in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City, yesterday.

Station 3 chief, Senior Insp. Conrado Rances, said a teacher, whose name he did not disclose, found a note written on a notebook leaf at the building of the Reserve Officers Training Corps at about 7:30 a.m. that read: “may bomba sa loob ng eskuwelahan na sasabog sa loob ng 10 oras (there is a bomb inside the school which will explode in 10 hours)”

The note was from a group calling themselves Bangon Pilipinas (Rise Philippines), Rances said.moremoremore



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