FOR IRRIGATION. The Tau-angan River in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, is one major source of the water irrigating rice fields in the area* ( Ronnie Baldonado photo )
Negros Occidental mayors and other local chief executives in Visayas are scheduled to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte 2 p.m. today at Malacañang in Manila.
EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon, who confirmed his attendance at a meeting with Duterte, with other Negros Occidental mayors, however, said yesterday that he is not privy to what topics will be discussed during the forum.
‘drug payola' named
BY SHIELA GELERA
Top drug personality Ricky Serenio named one of the two media personalities, who allegedly received “payola” from the illegal drug operations under the Berya Drug Group, in an interview at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, yesterday.
Serenio positively identified one of the media personalities as Edwin de Pedro, who he said resides in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. However, he said, he could not remember the full name of the other one, who he also said, had ran for kagawad of Barangay Bata in Bacolod but lost.
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DA to act vs. illegal fishing
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Oceana has lauded the move of the Department of Agriculture to suspend local government unit officials for failure to stop illegal fishing.
Oceana, an international group advocating mainly for the protection of the oceans, is leading a relentless campaign to curb illegal fishing at Tañon Strait, the country's largest marine protected area that lies between Negros and Cebu islands.
In a statement yesterday, Oceana reiterated “the urgent need for science-based policies and strengthened law enforcement to protect critical marine habitats and important fishing grounds to bring back fisheries abundance in the country”..