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No quorums halt work at
Capitol, city hall, too
Sayson denies boycott by disappointed allies

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City did not hold its regular session yesterday for failure to reach a quorum as some of its members were on sick or official leave.

Only Councilors El Cid Familiaran, Sonya Verdeflor, Elmer Sy, Archie Baribar and Catalino Alisbo of the “First Five” were present at the Session Hall together with Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, the presiding officer.

Councilors Dindo Ramos, Al Victor Espino, Roberto Rojas, Homer Bais, Caesar Distrito, Carlos Jose Lopez, Mona Dia Jardin, Manuel Keith Ramos, and Em Ang, all of the Grupo Progreso, failed to show up yesterday.moremoremore

Loan request delayed anew

The P180 million loan requested for approval by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., for the construction of phase two of the Negros First Cyber Center and six additional classrooms for the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City, was again not acted upon yesterday by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, due to lack of quorum.

Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez, the presiding officer, was forced to cancel and adjourn their regular session, due to the non-appearance of eight of the 15 board members.

Board Member Raul Rivera, a member of the SP committee on Finance, yesterday said that members of the committee will again meet next week to deliberate on the proposed loans.moremoremore

Subpoenas vs.
Alvarez, 2 others out

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., Cauayan Vice Mayor Jerry Tabujara, and Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade official Nelson Rustom Puro have been included as respondents in the case for the murder of Judge Henry Arles, lawyer Frank Britancio said yesterday.

Alvarez and Tabujara were served their subpoenas through Alex Poblador, lawyer of the vice governor’s son, Ilog Mayor John Paul Alvarez, at the Department of Justice preliminary hearing of the case yesterday, Britanico said.

The subpoena for Puro had been sent to him earlier and state prosecutor Vimar Barcellano set October 11 for the submission of the counter affidavits of the new respondents, he added.moremoremore

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