Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he is pushing for national government allocation of infrastructure, health and irrigation funding for the Negros Island Region.
Marañon, chairman of the NIR Development Council, wants the Department of Health to convert the Inapoy Primary Hospital and the Luz-Sikatuna Community Primary Hospital at the borders of Negros Occidental and Oriental into regional hospitals.
Inapoy Primary Hospital is located at the border of Kabankalan and Mabinay, and the Luz-Sikatuna Community Primary Hospital at the border of Isabela and Guihulngan City that are jointly run by the Negros Occidental and Oriental provincial governments, he said.
Negros Occidental is getting an P80-million share from the P6.5 billion appropriated in the 2016 General Appropriations Act for the rehabilitation and upgrading of provincial roads in 73 provinces, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.
DBM Secretary Florencio Abad said the allocation of funds is performance-based with the recipient provinces chosen for compliance with good governance standards.
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BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
The brother-in-law of a councilor in Dumaguete City was shot dead at around 6:05 p.m. yesterday in front of Botica Anthony, across the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, in the city.
Robert Sumalinog, 51, of Banilad, Dumaguete City, who sustained several gunshot wounds, and was pronounced dead by attending physicians at the Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc., was the husband of Teresita, younger sister of Councilor Nilo Sayson.