Patay Floods and heavy rain did not stop the funeral of Aderiano Guaro of Barangay Payauan, Candoni, yesterday* ( Nick Lachica photo )


CA overturns OMB ruling
dismissing mayor, 6 others
IN FURNITURE CASE
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The 18 th Division of the Court of Appeals in Cebu City reversed the decision ofthe Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and six others for the procurement of P50 million furniture and fixtures in 2008, after exonerating them of the administrative case of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty.

Leonardia said it is clear that with or without the Aguinaldo Doctrine, he was exonerated on the merits of the case.

He said this case does not involve dishonesty. This is just matter of technicalities and procedures. There was no overprice, no under-delivery because all goods were all accounted for, there was no conspiracy, and there was no bad faith, he added. moremoremore

2 Negros solons vote
no vs. CHR fund cut
BY CARLA GOMEZ

The House of Representatives yesterday voted 119-32 in favor of allocating only P1,000 to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018.

Only two Negros Island representatives were on the initial list of those who voted against the P1,000 allocation. Other Negros solons were not answering text messages last night asking them how they voted on the matter.

The initiallist of the House plenary staff named 24 of the 32 who voted against slashing the CHR budget, Interaksyon reported on its website. moremoremore

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4 dead as storm hits PHL

At least four people died and six were missing after a major storm caused flooding in and around Manila yesterday, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down.

A 12-year-old girl, who drowned in a rain-swollen river in a Manila suburb and a three-month old baby who was crushed by a landslide southeast of the capital, were among the victims, local officials said.

Most of the dead and missing were poor people forced to live in identified "danger zones" despite government warnings of the risks they face during storms. .