MASSKARA.Overseas Filipino workers, who are members of the One Negros Association in Hong Kong, wow the crowd who flocked to the Queen Elizabeth stadium in HK, with their MassKara performance*
Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya and Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the turnover of two new school buildings costing P48.5 million to the Emiliano Lizares National High School in Brgy. Granada and the Luis Hervias National High School in Brgy.Villamonte, Bacolod City, yesterday.
The ELNHS was the recipient of a 4-storey, 20-classroom school buildingwith a contract amount of P33,633,390.49; and LHNHS received a 3-storey, 9-classroom school building that cost P14,915,285.21, taken from the national fund of the Department of Education.
Leonardia said that since education was one of his top priorities when he was yet congressman of Bacolod, he was able to facilitate the construction of 750 classrooms all over the city, which, according to Bacolod District Engineer Abraham Villareal, are worth P900 million to P1 billion.
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The proposed construction of more roads to boost the economy and interconnectivity, and ease traffic in the Negros Island Region has been endorsed by the NIR Regional Development Council.
The RDC has endorsed the proposed 2018-2022 Tourism Road and Infrastructure Program (TRIP) consisting of 32 access roads, worth P7.9 billion.
The access road projects include construction, rehabilitation, improvement, reconstruction, concreting, and widening in Cadiz, Sagay, Talisay, Kabankalan, Sipalay, La Carlota and Bago cities, and the municipalities of Binalbagan, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Cauayan, Candoni and Hinoba-an. .
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loading of forest products in ambulance
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has asked the barangay captain of Puhagan in Valencia, Negros Oriental, to submit her affidavit regarding the apprehension of cut trees loaded in an ambulance in March.
In an interview yesterday afternoon, Efren Rombaoa, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer II, said they have not yet filed a formal complaint against those apprehended as they need to also get the side of Puhagan barangay captain Leonarda Sarita.
Rombaoa said that they need “to give her a chance to explain her side on what happened then”.