VICE GOV Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (left) at the SP inaugural session yesterday* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Guv sets dev't direction,
calls for local rehab plan

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday outlined the development direction he will pursue for Negros Occidental in the next three years, and sought the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to make it happen.

In his State of the Province Address at the inaugural session of the SP at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, Marañon also stressed that with the renewed anti-illegal drugs campaign, there is a need to address the rush of surrenders by users and pushers.

“We need to address the question on what to do with all these people needing rehabilitation,” he said, adding that a meeting with all the mayors and the police will be held to plan a local rehabilitation program as national policy is being awaited on the matter. moremoremore

Lacson pledges
critical collaboration

Principled partnership, critical collaboration and unity in plurality.

This will be the continued guideposts of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental in the next three years, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson stressed yesterday during the SP inaugural session.

Lacson assured Gov. Alfredo Marañon that the SP, under his leadership, will continue to support any and all the initiatives for further development and improved delivery of basic services to Negrosanons. moremoremore


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Malnutrition rate dips

The malnutrition rate in Dumaguete City decreased this year by a slight margin compared to last year, City Nutrition Officer Lourdes Taburaza said.

In Tuesday's Kapihan sa PIA forum on the 42nd Nutrition Month celebration this July, she said the malnutrition rate last year was recorded at 2.27 percent and as of last reporting this year, it dipped to 2.1 percent.

Calindagan, a densely populated area, topped the list of barangays with the highest malnutrition incidence in Dumaguete, Taburaza added. .