One of the men working on the enhancement of the Capitol Lagoon Park in Bacolod City yesterday* ( Andy Alvarez photo )
Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno is positive in his outlook that there will be a status quo for the Negros Island Region pending the transition to federalism, DILG Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo said yesterday.
“But the chance for the retention of the NIR is still at 50 percent, thepresident has the last say. Sec. Mike Sueno has been asking for the support of the other Cabinet members for the NIR's retention,” Hinlo added.
Negros DAR top performer
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Negros Island Region Department of Agrarian Reform regional office was one of the top performers nationwide in land and support services distribution in 2016.
This was achieved despite the fact that NIR is a “baby region” and is operating with limited resources and personnel, DAR NIR Regional Director Stephen Leonidas said yesterday.
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No indiscriminate firing, stray
bullet incidents in NegOr: PNP
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Philippine National Police in Negros Oriental yesterday said it did not receive any reports of indiscriminate firing or victims of stray bullets during the New Year's Eve celebration and onwards.
Acting PNP provincial director, Senior Supt. Henry Biñas, however, said there were reported victims of firecrackers although his office is still collating data from reports of police stations in the province.
He said police chiefs were directed to warn their personnel against indiscriminate firing in line with the order of the PNP Chief, Director General Ronald dela Rosa, that those found guilty of the offense will be immediately dismissed from the service..