MERGE SCIENCE CIRCUS. A child dressed up like a clown enjoys watching his distorted image as he stands in front of the Mirrors of Mystic at the launching of “The Science Circus: Step Tight Up!”, a traveling exhibition of the Mind Museum, at Robinsons Place Bacolod yesterday, that will run until May 6* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

‘Politicians will prevail’


The creation of a Negros Island federated region is possible, it is more a political rather than an economic question, Professor Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms, said yesterday.

It is important that, aside from lobbying for the reunification of Negros Occidental and Oriental, the island’s representatives in Congress make sure it is part of the agenda when deliberations begin in Congress, said Casiple, who spoke on the impact of federalism on local governments at a provincial orientation initiated by the Department of Interior and Local Government at the Capitol in Bacolod City.

“If the people of Negros Island want it, I don’t think the people of the other regions will prevent you from doing so,” Casiple said.moremoremore

Duterte appoints new
DOJ, AFP, PNP chiefs


President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed new chiefs to lead the Department of Justice, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Philippine National Police.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement yesterday after Duterte, in a speech in Malacañang, said that he has replaced some of his Cabinet members.

Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra was appointed as DOJ Ad Interim Secretary, replacing resigned Vitaliano Aguirre II.moremoremore


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NFA to release 2,000 bags
of rice to retail outlets: exec

The National Food Authority will release 2,000 bags of rice to its retail outlets in Negros Occidental next week,  NFA provincial manager Marianito Bejemino said yesterday.

The NFA rice to be released will sell at P27 per kilo, he said.

There are 5,000 bags of NFA rice in the province, but 3,000 bags are being kept in reserve for local government units, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Department of Social Welfare and Development for relief operations, he added.