PDP Laban Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino (center), accompanied by PDP Laban NIR secretary general Yves Akol, presides over a consultative meeting with Negros Occidental officials yesterday* ( CPG photo )


Still hope for NIR budget,
Duterte's rep to act on it

Airport expansion,
flood control tackled, too
BY CARLA GOMEZ

There is still hope for the inclusion of the Negros Island Region 2017 budget in next year's General Appropriations Act pending before Congress.

It is not a dead issue, Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, said yesterday.

Dino met with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., 16 mayors and business leaders of Negros Occidental at the Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City, where the need for an NIR budget and a regional hub, flood control assistance, and expansion of the Bacolod-Silay Airport were among the concerns raised. moremoremore

Digong's tirade vs.
Obama draws support, raises alarm
BY CARLA GOMEZ

U.S. President Barack Obama's cancelling his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of a gathering organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the Lao capital of Vientiane, is the US president's loss, Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, presidential assistant for Visayas, said yesterday.

“It's his loss, he could have met the best president in the world,” said Dinto who met with Negros Occidental officials in Talisay City today.

“It's sayang for him, not sayang for Duterte”, Dino said.
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IN NEGROS ORIENTAL
CHR facing blank wall
on ‘extrajudicial killings'
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

The Commission on Human Rights in Negros Oriental is facing a dilemma on how to address the purported extrajudicial killings of alleged illegal drug personalities in the province.

“We're facing a blank wall at the moment and the number of cases continues to rise,” Jess Cañete, CHR-Negros Oriental provincial chief and lone special investigator, said yesterday.

He largely attributes the problem to the absence of complainants and/or witnesses in all of the shooting-to-death cases in the province since July 1.
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