Bacolod City Council supports coal-free environment
The City of Smiles plans to conduct a study to pass a city ordinance to achieve a coal-free environment.
In recent reports, the San Miguel Corporation will put up a coal-fired power plant at the boundary of barangays Palampas and Punao, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
Back in October this year, Negros Occidental Governor, Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. wrote the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to pass an ordinance declaring Negros Occidental a coal-free, clean-energy, and environment-friendly province.
The ordinance will prohibit any coal-fired power plant to operate in any parts of the province.
Business owners in Bacolod City reminded to follow the law
In Bacolod City, there are more than 10 establishments that are subjected for closure for operating their businesses without having a permit. This was announced by the City Mayor Evelio Leonadia during a briefing with the City’s Head of Permits and Licensing Division, Stela Rose Rayos.
Mayor Leonardia gave instructions to Rayos to fine violators and implement proper sanctions. He added that owners using a fake business permit may also face a criminal liability.
As of November 13, the City Legal Office (CLO)-Enforcement Team and Permits and Licensing Division closed down two business establishments upon proving that they have been operating without business permits.