bing signs Bacolod Rep. and mayoralty candidate Evelio Leonardia (center) signs the covenant as Vice Mayor and congressional candidate Greg Gasataya, and Councilor and vice mayoralty candidate El Cid Familiaran (l-r) look on.* (CGS photo)


CLMMRH modernization
driving health costs down
PATIENTS TO START MOVING INTO WEST TOWER
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Patients at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City will start moving on Thursday into the 5th floor of its 6-storey West Tower that also houses state-of-the art medical equipment, CLMMRH chief, Dr. Julius Drilon, said yesterday.

Drilon said that with the multi-billion modernization, the CLMMRH will have facilities and equipment better than those of some private hospitals in Bacolod, and this will drive down the cost of medical services in the city.

He pointed out that last year the national government allocated P1.2 billion for the hospital's equipment and operating expenses. moremoremore

Grupo Progreso candidates ink covenant of commitment
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Members of the Nationalist People's Coalition-Grupo Progreso led by Bacolod Rep. and mayoralty candidate Evelio Leonardia signed a covenant yesterday at the Business Inn, Bacolod City, to show their commitment and sincerity to the people of Bacolod City.

Leonardia said they are the only group with a covenant, or a formal written document of their platform of government showing their commitment to “save Bacolod and restore the development momentum it had gathered in the nine years of the Grupo Progreso administration.”

This is a team effort and each member was asked to contribute their ideas before the covenant was finalized, he said It was signed by all their members in the spirit of accountability, Leonardia added.. moremoremore

 

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ZUBIRI SAYS
PHL not ready for federalism
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Senatorial candidate Juan Miguel Zubiri said in a press conference in Dumaguete City yesterday that the Philippines is not quite ready for a federal form of government.

Zubiri was in Dumaguete for a brief visit and met with Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, a close friend and ally.

When asked about his thoughts and stand on the federal government being pushed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who is seeking the presidency in May, the Bukidnon candidate said he favors the idea but with reservations..moremoremore