NWTF Raymond Serios of NWTF, Amrit Gidwani of Green Energy Solutions, Jigz James Baya of CENECO, Andre de Hertogh of GES and Louie de Paula of NWRF at the inauguration of Net-Metered Solar Photovoltaic System in Bacolod City.* ( KBC photo )

SP declares Neg. Occ.
under state of calamity

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday passed a resolution declaring Negros Occidental under a state of calamity, which means the local government units in the province can now start using their calamity funds to address the impact of the El Niño phenomenon in their areas.

The SP, on motion of Board Member Pedro Zayco, chairperson of the SP committee on Natural Calamities and Disaster, concurred with the declaration of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council placing Negros Occidental under a state of calamity.

Zayco said the provincial government can now use 30 percent of its 5 Percent Calamity Fund, which is the Quick Response Fund equivalent to P40 million. moremoremore

Guv disputes drop
in Mar's Visayas rating

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday that reports that the ratings of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas in the Visayas dropped in the latest Pulse Asia survey do not reflect the situation on the ground.

The Pulse Asia survey conducted April 16 to 20 shows Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the lead for the presidency with 35 percentage points, followed by Senator Grace Poe at 23 percent, Roxas - 17 percent, Vice President Jejomar Binay – 16 percent and Miriam Defensor Santiago -- 2 percent.

The survey also shows that in the Visayas that is supposed to be the Roxas bailiwick, his rating dropped from 34 percent in April 12 to 17 to 27 percent in April 16 to 20.


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PNoy cancels trip to Neg. Or.
for P821M road inauguration

President Benigno Aquino III has called off his visit to Negros Oriental today due to pressing matters in Manila, the Philippine Information Agency said.

The president's advance party arrived Monday and had conducted ocular inspection at the site in Pamplona, Negros Oriental, where Aquino was scheduled to lead the inauguration of the network connecting the towns of Sta. Catalina and Pamplona and Tanjay City, worth about P821.93 million.

The project is implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways..moremoremore