‘Made in America’ more attractive to manufacturers

NEW YORK – Watch out China and Canada, “Made in America” has an attractive ring to it these days.

Four years after the height of the financial crisis, marked by a drastic drop in salaries, the United States is again finding favor among manufacturers.

Out on the campaign trail ahead of the November 6 elections, President Barack Obama has picked up on the point to convince voters that the US economy is back on track.

PHL mining at policy crossroads as investment sputters

CONFLICTING regulations and a freeze on new mine deals in the Philippines are strangling development of its rich mineral resources, with mining investment over the next four years at risk of being less than half the $12 billion touted by the government.

The Southeast Asian nation has huge mineral reserves, estimated to be worth $850 billion, ranking third in the world in gold, fourth in copper and fifth in nickel, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau.

Plunder raps filed vs Ang, Ongpin et al

CRIMINAL charges, including plunder, have been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman against officials of San Miguel Global Power Holdings Corp., including chairman Ramon Ang and board member Roberto Ongpin in connection with the allegedly “disadvantageous” purchase of shares in power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).

Complainant Emilio Aguinaldo Suntay alleged the two colluded with officials of Land Bank of the Philippines, exposing the government to risks of “more than P4 billion.”

Climate change gab

FISHERFOLKS in Guimaras were oriented on climate change and how to cope with its effects. DENR-Penro Guimaras conducted a lecture to the members of the Umilig Small Fisherfolks Association in Buenavista, Guimaras. The activity was in partnership with the barangay officials led by Umilig Brgy. Captain Christian Pillora. DEN-Penro’s Myla C. Reyno made a presentation […]

Alvarez hopes Marañon changes mind

By: Dolly Yasa


BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental vice governor Genaro Alvarez hopes that Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will change his mind and will not push through with his re-election bid.

Alvarez said he still considers Marañon as a “very good friend” and this current conflict is just limited to politics.

Alvarez who was officially endorsed by the NPC as its gubernatorial bet for 2013 elections reiterated that he will give the Negrenses a pro-people, transparent and consultative brand of leadership if he is elected to the position.

Benitez confirms LP support for NPC ticket

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Rep. Alfredo Benitez III (3rd District), provincial chairman of the Liberal Party in the province, confirmed the LP will support the Nationalist People’s Coalition ticket of Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez and former San Carlos City mayor Eugenio Lacson for governor and vice governor in the 2013 elections.

Alvarez and Lacson were earlier endorsed by former ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco, NPC president emeritus in Saturday’s party convention attended by 20 incumbent mayors and four solons.

Cojuangco endorses Leonardia and Sayson

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Former Ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, president emiritus of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, endorsed the candidacy of Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor Thaddeus Sayson for congressman and mayor, respectively,  in the 2013 elections.

Bacolod Lone District Congressman Dr. Anthony Golez, who is also an NPC member, was conspicously absent. He claimed later in a press conference that he was not invited.

LP, NPC join forces vs Maranon’s UNA, ex mayors up vs incumbents

By: Dolly Yasa

Bacolod City- The Liberal Party and the Nationalist People’s Coalition appears to be ganging up on Negros Occidental governor Alfredo Maranon Jr., who is seeking re-election under the United Negros Alliance (UNA).

This is gleaned from the declaration Saturday, September 22, 2012 by 3rd District Congressman Alfredo Benitez III, LP provincial chairman that the party will be supporting Negros Occidental vice governor Genaro Alvarez and former San Carlos City Mayor Eugenio Lacson, the official bets of the NPC for governor and vice governor in the 2013 elections.

SM urged to open parking area to public

BACOLOD City – MassKara Festival is fast approaching and Manokan Country, the city’s tourism spot which showcases the world famous Bacolod Chicken Inasal, will be crowded again by people from different places to savor the renowned cuisine.

Councilor Caesar Distrito pushed that in anticipation of the crowding of the tourists and guests, he urges SM City to consider opening its parking area for customers and to possibly provide an entrance at the front of Manokan country.

Cops nab kidnapper of six-day old infant

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz, police chief here, revealed that the suspect in the abduction of a 6-day old infant from a government hospital here last week was arrested by police operatives.

Dela Paz in a text message sent to the members of the local media said that the woman suspect has been arrested and is presently detained at Police Station 4 in Barangay Villamonte.

The suspect was identified as Lilet Lentija Servenas, 22, single and a resident of Barangay Villamonte.