set to file countersuit
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella is questioning why he was presented only one nominee when he is supposed to choose a replacement for Lawrence Villanueva, chairman of the Board of Director of the Bacolod City Water District, whose term expires on December 31.
Puentevella yesterday said he wrote Baciwa a letter asking about the other three nominees. He claimed that director/Board secretary Marichi Ramos disqualified the three others and only recognized Villanueva.
sharks in Hinobaan
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Sugar Regulatory Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista yesterday said more investors in the sugarcane industry are expected with the participation of the Department of Trade and Industry in the preparation of its 2014 to 2024 roadmap for development.
The DTI’s Board of Investments sponsored a Visayas Stakeholders Consultation on the sugarcane roadmap for 2014-2024 at the Planta Hotel in Bacolod City attended by industry stakeholders yesterday.
6 meted life for drugs
persons, including the son of a prominent family in the province, were
sentenced to suffer life imprisonment for violation of the
anti-drugs law by the Regional Trial Court Branch 30 in Negros
RTC Branch 30 Judge Crescencio Tan Jr., in his
decision, found guilty
beyond reasonable doubt of selling 26.09 grams of shabu, in violation
of Section 5, Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive
Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Convicted were Mark Lorenz Ho Solon and Adams
Jr.; Roger Cuizon Tigas for selling 23.34 grams of shabu to a
police-poseur buyer and for possession of 203.82 grams of shabu in 46
sachets; Simoun Manabu Equipado Shirai for 0.06 gram of shabu, and
Shiela Mae Ramos Rebante and Kevin Anton Monsalud Auxtero for the sale
of 5.59 grams of shabu.
All were sentenced to life imprisonment and a maximum of 14 years behind bars, and fined P500,000 each for selling and P400,000 for possession of shabu.