UAAP UAAP CHAMPIONSHIP. Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez (2nd from left, seated) with Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares, US Ambassador Sung Kim, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Silay Mayor Mark Golez (l-r) watched Game 1 of the UAAP Women's Volleyball Finals at the Araneta Coliseum yesterday, where defending champion De La Salle University Lady Spikers defeated fierce rival Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles in their sixth championship battle*

DENR-NIR director relieved

Negros Island Regional Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Al Orolfo, was relieved from his office and reassigned to the Office of the Undersecretary for Field Operations and Staff Bureaus effective this week.

The regional director, who has been in the office for one year and four months, was reassigned after Special Order No. 2017-359 was issued, designating Livino Duran as the OIC regional director for NIR.

In an interview, Orolfo said they received the S.O. yesterday morning and he will leave the office on Friday. .moremoremore

Army halfway in winning peace

The Army's 3rd Infantry Division is now half-way in winning peace and stability in three Visayas regions, its commander, Maj. Gen. Jon Aying, declared.

Aying, who supervises Army troops stationed in Negros Island Region, Western and Central Visayas, said that it entails the collective participation of everyone, and called on all the 3ID troops to remain professional in pursuing their mission and maintain discipline.

The 3ID, that marked its 43rd founding anniversary Monday, is now implementing its campaign plan “Pag-Uswag”, that Aying said will be their comprehensive cascading approach to the new AFP Development Support and Security Plan “Kapayapaan”, that seeks to build on the gains of their previous campaign plan, IPSP Bayanihan. moremoremore


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Councilors' League to tackle
war on drugs, disaster mgmt

A three-day national gathering of the Philippine Councilors' League to be held in Dumaguete City this week will tackle the Duterte administration's war against illegal drugs, among others.

Also to be discussed are concerns and issues related to disaster management, and on how to develop and promote a locality as an economic zone to boost local economy, the PCL-Negros Oriental said.

Miguel Dungog, the president of the PCL-Negros Oriental and who sits as ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, said yesterday that at least 120 legislators/PCL presidents from the different provinces are expected to attend the PCL's national strategic planning of executive officers and the national board..