BILLBOARD The battle against the use of high-fructose corn syrup by beverage companies is now also being waged through giant billboards, such as thisoneseen along the highway of Brgy. Mandalagan in Bacolod City.* ( GPB photo )

Declaration of 5 city brgys as
drug free recommended

Five barangays in Bacolod City were recommended to be declared “drug-free”, Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, acting city director of the Bacolod City Police Office, said yesterday.

These are barangays 5 and 41, Alangilan, Cabug and Felisa, Wanky said.

So far, all the 61 barangays in Bacolod are still drug-affected.

Wanky said the documents needed for the level of the concerned stations and the barangays are already done.

Lacson acting guv for a week

Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson is acting governor of Negros Occidental this week.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. by virtue of Executive Order No. 17-11 Series of 2017,designatedLacson acting governor from May 8 to 12 while he is in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Marañonsaid he is leading a Negros Occidental delegation, on the invitation of the Northern Territory Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment through Januario Rivas, Philippine Consulate General of the Northern Territory, to further spur business, trade, tourism, education, training and employment for Negrenses. moremoremore


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‘Help save seas'

Outgoing Negros Island Region regional director Al Orolfo of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources sounded a call to the public to help save the seas by preventing further pollution that threatens the marine eco-system.

Orolfo, who was relieved of his post last week and will report the DENR Central Office this week, issued the statement during the weekend as he joined about 40 youth volunteers in a beach clean-up at the Silliman Beach in Barangay Bantayan, Dumaguete City.

Orolfo said, he came to Dumaguete to show support to the BINHI Youth champions who spearheaded the beach cleanup as their way of contribution to the protection and preservation of the seas and of the environment as a whole...