KANLAON SWITCH ON. Lights were switched on in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, last night to kick off the town's 100 th year celebration* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )

Neg. Occ. SP approves
P140M for infra projects

The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approved yesterday the proposed 2017 General Fund supplemental budget number 5 of P140 million, for three infrastructure projects in the province.

Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP Finance committee, yesterday said the approval of the supplemental budget will pave the way for the start of the bidding of three infrastructure projects, including the P30 million circumferential road in San Carlos City, P60 million bridge in Brgy. Camang-Camang, Isabela and a two-storey building Capitol offices in Bacolod City.

Escalante's P140 million is part of the P1.4 billion loan of the provincial government of Negros Occidental from the Department of Finance Municipal Development Fund Office.moremoremore

Initial P20T bonus ok'd

Negros Occidental Capitol employees are receiving P20,000 additional bonus each not later than Friday.

This was announced by Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Finance, following the approval yesterday of three supplemental budgets with a total amount of P61,577,516 of the Hospital Operations Department, general fund supplemental budgets number 3 and 6.

Escalante said those entitled to receive such benefits are more than 2,800 regular employees, plantilla casuals and contractual employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental. Not covered are job order employees, he added. . .moremoremore


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Sufficient meat supply
for the holidays assured

The Provincial Veterinary Office assured that Negros Occidental has sufficient meat supply for the holiday season, and prices will be significantly low compared to those in neighboring provinces.

Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said yesterday that the supply of poultry and pork meat in the province will be sufficient from December to January next year.

He said that this month, the total dressed chicken supply is around 3 million, while the pork meat supply is about 16,500 metric tons, and the required meat supply is just at 2.3 million and 6,350MT, respectively.