tarp Members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Negros Occidental chapter yesterday with newly-elected president Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (4th and 3rd from left)*

‘Most at Unega favor
joining PDP-Laban'

Coalition of 2 parties agreed on

Are supporters of Mar Roxas in Negros Occidental joining the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte?

The United Negros Alliance led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. has an agreement to coalesce with the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Negros Occidental Board Member Salvador Escalante said yesterday.

Escalante, Unega secretary general, also said the majority of the members of the Negros party are in favor of joining PDP-Laban, but their final decisions will be known next week. moremoremore

Alonso new LMP
Negros president

Pontevedra Mayor Jose Benito Alonso was elected president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Negros Occidental chapter yesterday.

Alonso was elected in a meeting presided by outgoing LPM president David Lacson, who is now the board member of the third district of Negros Occidental.

The other elected LMP officials are San Enrique Mayor Jilson Tubillara – vice president, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor – secretary, Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante – treasurer, Salvador Benedicto Mayor Marxlen de la Cruz – public information officer, and Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco, Lacson said.*CPGmoremoremore


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Joint monitoring of EDC
projects in Valencia up

The local government of Valencia, Negros Oriental, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and other stakeholders have agreed yesterday to undertake joint monitoring activities of the proposed expansion project of the Energy Development Corporation in the town.

Valencia Mayor Edgar Teves said the agreement was reached following a consultative meeting yesterday, that was attended by representatives from the EDC and environmental advocacy groups who had earlier petitioned to stop the proposed 60-megawatt expansion project in Valencia.

Teves said he is happy with what he hopes is a win-win arrangement for all stakeholders. .