Pres. Duterte Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya (right) reporting his accomplishments in Bacolod City in the last 365 days* ( Andy Alvarez photo )

Greg: P1.6B in projects
delivered, more to come

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya reported that the national government has poured in about P1.6 billion worth of infrastructure projects to Bacolod City during his first 365 days in office as congressman from July 1, 2016 to July 1, this year, during his Congressman's Report yesterday which he delivered at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel in Bacolod City.

Gasataya said he expects a bigger budget next year after he was informed that the New Bacolod Economic Highway was allocated a budget of P1 billion compared to only P300 million last year.

He also reported that out of the 10 flyover projects to be implemented in the country, another one will be constructed in Bacolod in the next two years aside from the one in Bata and the Magsaysay-Araneta flyover which is being constructed. moremoremore

Duterte allies launch
push for federalism

Local Government Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo said yesterday a shift towards a federal form of government will further promote Negros Island's economic success, since it is home to two of the country's richest provinces.

Hinlo was one of the speakers at the launching of the federalism information campaign in Negros by the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte – National Executive Coordinating Council – Negros Island Region headed by Joe Jay “Jude”Doctora at the Ikthus Equipping Center in Bacolod City Saturday.

With the strong push by the president for a shift to a federal system, Negros must be ready, Hinlo said. moremoremore


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‘Mayor linked to drugs,
11 others killed in raid'

A mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking was shot dead, along with his wife, brother, and nine others in a police raid yesterday, the latest to be killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Duterte has singled out local officials, policemen and judges as part of a crackdown that has made him popular with many Filipinos but has been condemned by human rights groups and other critics.

Among those Duterte named was Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of Ozamiz City on the southern island of Mindanao. He was killed along with his wife, his brother, and nine others in what police described as a dawn raid on his home.