Local Government Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo, Tourism Assistant Secretary Daniel Angelo Mercado, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (l-r) cut the ribbon to open the Negros Island Farmers Organic Festival at the Negros First Cyber Centre grounds in Bacolod City.* ( CPG photo )
DILG releases P30M
to boost employment
Bing working to restore business confidence
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said he is working hard to restore business confidence in Bacolod and creating a favorable economic climate in the city in order for business and trade to rapidly grow.
Leonardia underscored this as being part of his three-point agenda under his fresh term, as he addressed the Industry Forum at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod yesterday.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines is currently implementing ongoing projects to improve power reliability in the eastern part of Negros,and address the oversupply of power brought about by the concentration of solar power plants in the island.
Christian Ereño, NGCP Visayas Systems Planning Division head,said yesterdaythat their ongoing San Carlos-Guihulngan 69 KV project, which will help improve reliability of power in the eastern part of Negros specifically between Cadiz to Amlan, is expected to be completed in June 2017.
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Shabu prices up, supply
down in Negros Oriental
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The prices of methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu, have gone up while the supply has gone down, in Negros Oriental, as of latest intelligence information.
Philippine National Police acting provincial director, Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, said yesterday this is an indication that the government's campaign against illegal drugs is reaping its benefits in the province.
Latest available information from the PNP Provincial Intelligence Bureau, headed by Senior Supt. Crisaleo Tolentino, has pegged the price of shabu at P10,000 per gram, Biñas said.