Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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NEW PARKING AREA? This newly-cemented potion of the Circumferential Road in Bacolod City  is off-limits to vehicles,but defiant  tricycle drivers have turned it into a parking area*

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Mirasol, Yulo battle again in 5th district


A repeat of the recent uncle and nephew battle for the fifth congressional seat of Negros Occidental looms in 2003.

Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., Nationalist People’s Coalition-Liberal Party gubernatorial bet, yesterday confirmed that his team is fielding Board Member Emilio Yulo III for congressman of the fifth district.

But Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), LP Negros Occidental chairman, yesterday reiterated that he is supporting the re-election bid of Rep. Alejandro Mirasol for the district.moremoremore

Bacolod finalist in
business friendly award


Bacolod City is once again a national finalist for the 2012 Most Business Friendly LGU Awards for the city level 1 category from among the 140 cities of the Philippines.

Miguel Varela, chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in his letter dated September 21, invited Mayor Evelio Leonardia to attend the final judging on Sept. 27 in Manila.

The activity is in line with PCCI’s 38th Philippine Business Conference and Expo anchored on the theme: “One Global Filipino Investments and Governance, Pillars of Economic Growth” on October 10-12, 2012 at the Manila Hotel.moremoremore

Hospitals alerted
vs. kidnapping

Bacolod City Police Director Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz yesterday appealed to both government and public hospitals, not only in the city but also in other areas of Negros Occidental, to beef up their security measures following the kidnapping of a baby girl at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital last week.

Kidnapping charges will be filed today against the 22-year-old woman suspect who was nabbed at her house in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod Saturday, De la Paz said

De la Paz added that right after the incident the Bacolod City Police coordinated with the management of CLMMRH through its chief, Dr. Julius Drilon, and discussed measures so that similar incidents will not happen again.moremoremore

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