Oil firms cut pump prices anew

SHELL, Unioil, Filoil and Flying V announced another round of oil price cuts, effective 12:01am, June 9.

Shell is cutting the price of diesel, unleaded and premium gasoline by P1.50 per liter. The price of regular gasoline and kerosene will also be lowered by P2.

Unioil said it is also slashing the price of its diesel and gasoline products Quantum and unleaded by P1.50 per liter, while regular unleaded will be cut by P2 per liter. All prices are VAT inclusive.

Filoil is lowering the price of biodiesel, premium and unleaded will be lowered by P1.50 per liter, while kerosene will be slashed by P2.

PHL govt debt climbs to P5 trillion as of end-April

OUTSTANDING debt of the Philippine government reached P5.075 trillion as of end-April, up P363.32 billion from P4.711 trillion a year earlier, latest data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed.

The amount reflects both domestic and foreign debt.

Thus, in theory, each of the 94.5 million Filipinos is indebted by P53,989.

Debts owed to local lenders reached P3.018 trillion from P2.685 trillion in the same comparable period, while debts owed to foreign lenders rose to P2.056 trillion from P2.026 trillion.

TREE OF THE FUTURE

DENR-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Negros Occidental information officer Ruby Arribas leads the launching of “Rafael M. Salas (RMS) Park– Binhi: Tree Project” at RMS Park and Nature Center in Bago City on June 5, 2012. The project aims to rescue and secure endangered premium Philippine timber species by planting seedlings in school […]

Guv’s prediction fails again as COA still sits on ALI deal

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Again, there is no decision from the Commission on Audit as far as the Capitol-Ayala Land, Inc. deal is concerned.

This was confirmed yesterday morning by Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr. who on several occasions predicted that COA will approve the lease and purchase contract between the provincial government and ALI involving the 7.7-hectare prime Capitol property.

“You ask COA,” Marañon said when asked by reporters on updates about the transaction which has been delayed for more than a year now due to COA’s inaction.

City dad scores K+12 program

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Councilor Caesar Distrito scored the K+12 program of the Department of Education labeling it as anti-poor.

“The implementation of the K+12 Program is anti-poor and has no legal basis,” Distrito in a press statement sent to The Daily Guardian yesterday said, adding that it should be suspended.

Distrito said he is opposing the program because “it is not yet the right time to add two more years to elementary and secondary education until and unless the problems on lack of classrooms, lack of teachers and lack books will be solved.”

‘AFP modernization plan up by July’

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – A Negrense retired general and member of the ad hoc committee tasked to finalize the AFP modernization plan said that by July this will be finalized.

Former AFP chief of Staff, retired general Victor Ibrado also said the procurement of modern armaments for the AFP will start in 2013 to 2017.

The AFP modernization plan requires P75 billion.

BCPO nab 21 in anti-illegal drugs campaign

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – A total of 21 suspects was arrested within this week by the Bacolod City Police Office in its campaign against illegal drugs in the city.

This, after three more suspects were arrested by BCPO operatives around 4pm yesterday.

S/Supt. Ricardo Dela Paz said the BCPO campaign against illegal drugs will continue without letup after the arrest last week of a DepEd official and eight others in a suspected illegal drugs hub in Barangay Banago here.