Murcia The Tinabu-ay Festival of Murcia was the champion in the Best of Festival Dances tilt at the Panaad last night* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Drilon promises 2 bridges
to connect Negros, Panay
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday promised to make the dream of the people of Negros and Panay to have bridges that will interconnect their islands a reality during the presidency of Mar Roxas, should he win in the May 9 polls.

Drilon, who was the keynote speaker at the opening of the 23 rd Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, said that while others have promised to build bridges that will connect Negros to Guimaras and Guimaras to Panay, he and Roxas have already laid the ground work.

The senator said he has already asked the Korea Eximbank to conduct a feasibility study on the cost to connect the three islands and the work has started. moremoremore

‘Local machinery to give
Roxas substantial victory'
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday said he is certain that their machinery in Negros Occidental, with the help of local government officials led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., will be able to carry Mar Roxas to a very substantial victory on May 9.

Drilon and Marañon appealed to the crowd at the opening of the 23 rd Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod City, to vote for Roxas for president and Leni Robredo for vice president.

They both said the resignation of former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela as chairman of the Friends of Mar-Leni will not affect the Roxas-Robredo bids for the top posts of the country. moremoremore

 

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IN DUMAGUETE
State of calamity declared
over ‘burning' dumpsite
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Dumaguete City is now under a state of calamity after the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved, in a special session Thursday, the amended resolution submitted by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on the “damaging fire and smoke” at its open dumpsite.

This means it can now utilize its calamity fund, specifically the Quick Reaction Fund, for the procurement of equipment and other materials required to stamp out the fire and smoke at the dumpsite, as well as for the purchase of medicines and other medical supplies, like face masks.

City Administrator William Ablong had earlier presided over a meeting of the CDRRMC to find legal ways for the declaration of a state calamity as a preventive measure to avoid further harm especially to constituents living near the “burning” dumpsite in the outskirts barangay of Candauay.moremoremore