TRADE FAIR Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. (5 th from left) leads a toast to open the 32 nd Negros Trade Fair at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City with ANP president Christina Gaston, Catherine Grace Cusi-Lobaton , DBP chairman Alberto Romulo, Camille Villar, and Bobby Bernard Vincent Dy and Jose Emmanuel Jaladoni of Ayala (l-r) last night.*
( Anna Marie Lucasan photo )

Paner breaks silence
to defend honor

With a toast to progress, the Philippines and the Negros producers at the Arima cocktails, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. last night kicked off the32nd Negros Trade Fair at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City that will run until Sunday.

The best of Negros cuisine prepared by world class Negrense chefs and celebrities were showcased at the event attended by about 500 guests.

“This will reinforce our positioning of the province as a premier food tourism destination of the Philippines,” the governor said. moremoremore

Paner breaks silence
to defend honor

Anna Rosario Paner, former Sugar Regulatory Administration chief, broke her silence yesterday on accusations of alleged corruption hurled against her to set the record straight and to defend her family's honor.

“Let me categorically say…..I did not gain anything from any contracts that SRA entered into,” Paner said at a press conference in Manila.

Paner, who resigned from the SRA, has been tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly paying excessive SRA consultant fees. moremoremore

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Dumaguete cops address
robbery hold-up incidents

The series of robbery hold-up incidents in Dumaguete City and other parts of Negros Oriental has sent the public clamoring for additional police visibility on the streets.

Supt. Jovito Atanacio, Dumaguete City police chief, however, assured they are exerting extra efforts to curb the street crimes hounding residents of the city and nearby municipalities.

Over the weekend, he said some suspected personalities behind the series of robbery hold-up incidents have already been identified but he refused to divulge their names..