WORKSHOPS Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director Asteria Caberte, National Economic and Development Authority Deputy Director-General Margarita Songco, NEDA Regional Director Efren Carreon, and Department of Interior and Local Government OIC Regional Director Margie Biligan (l-r, seated) at the Negros Island Region Planning and Investment Programming Workshop yesterday*

P10B Cadiz solar farm
ready to deliver power
No confirmation on PNoy arrival yet: mayor

The biggest solar farm in South East Asia and the seventh largest in the world is expected to start feeding power to the Visayas grid this weekend, and will officially be inaugurated on February 19, Cadiz Mayor Patrick Escalante said yesterday.

The solar farm, located on 176 hectares in Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, will produce 132 megawatts of power, the mayor said.

Soleq, the firm that built the about P10-billion solar farm, has invited President Benigno Aquino III to the inauguration but no confirmation has been made yet on whether he is arriving, Escalante said. moremoremore

Bing calls for review
of security at airports

Bacolod Rep. Evelio “Bing” Leonardia this week called for a review of the security measures in airports, sea ports, bus and train terminals.

At the same time, the solon also called for a review of the Government Service Insurance System coverage of airports and terminals catering to public commuters.

In a privilege speech delivered in Congress late Tuesday, the solon also asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development to take a closer look at the case of the Uy family from Bacolod, members of whom got caught in the crossfire of a shooting spree at the Bay 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in December 2013.moremoremore


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Comelec to reshuffle
poll officers in NegOr

The Commission on Elections in Negros Oriental will reshuffle all its election officers in March to prevent partisanship, and they will be re-assigned in other places for the May 9, 2016 polls.

Dumaguete City Election Officer Gildu Agoncillo said the reshuffling aims to erase doubts of partisanship since officials who have been assigned in a particular place for a long time may favor a certain candidate.

He said the reassignment is part of the efforts of the Comelec to maintain its credibility. .moremoremore