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House passes proposed bill banning single-use plastics

The House of Representatives last night approved on final reading a bill banning single-use plastics to better address pollution linked to these disposable items. With 190 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention, the chamber passed on third reading

Benitez sure of petition dismissal

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN Former Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday he is confident that the Comelec Election Registration Board will dismiss the opposition filed against his transfer of voter’s registration from Victorias City to Bacolod City, with evidences he had

Bing invited to Duterte’s final SONA

As the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia was invited jointly by the Senate and House of Representatives to personally attend the sixth and final State of the Nation Address of

Raps mulled vs. Baciwa

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III Consumers’ group Water Watch Negros is mulling the filing of charges against the Bacolod City Water District for what it called the “multifarious gripes and complaints” from consumers. Water Watch said in a statement that

SC launches cashless payments

A cashless payment scheme for small claims cases has been launched by the Supreme Court. In a statement yesterday, the SC said Judiciary ePayment for Small Claims, the online payment of legal fees, will be pilot-tested in close to 1,000

Metro 3rd gets 5 ambulances

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The municipalities of EB Magalona and Murcia, and Victorias City got new ambulances to further bolster the delivery of basic health services in their communities. Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday that EB Magalona received two ambulances