MERGE TRANSPORT MODES. A farmer rides his carabao on the way home as an airplane bringing passengers from Manila is about to land at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.* (Nonoy Catugas photo)

Brgy bets warned
vs. party affiliation



Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections yesterday warned candidates for barangay posts to be truthful in their certificates of candidacy, especially on their affiliation with political parties, or face the consequences.

She specifically cited No. 10. on the CoC that candidates sign under oath, that states “I am not a member of any political party, group or coalition of political parties.”

“I am cautioning that they have to answer truthfully, because it they don’t there will be consequences,” she said.moremoremore

SP okays P131.1M in projects


The Negros Occidental provincial government has earmarked P131,150,000 for the purchase of dredging equipment, establishment of an evacuation center or resettlement site, and four other projects.

Such projects of the different departments and offices of the provincial government for inclusion in in the 2018 Annual Investment Program, that was approved by the Provincial Development Council chaired by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. on March 12, also got the concurrence of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its regular session yesterday.

Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP committee on Finance, said yesterday that, of the approved amount, P66.2 million has been allocated for the purchase of dredging equipment, P49 million for establishment of evacuation center/ resettlement site, P8.2 million support to the Task Force Buglas operations, P3.8 million support to health emergency management system, P3.5 allocated for the Quick Response Center and P300,000 for the first aid training.moremoremore


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‘DOE urged to hasten upgrade
of transmission lines in Negros

A national scientist is urging the Department of Energy to accelerate the upgrade of transmission lines in Negros Occidental, as the province is regarded to have a “power surplus economy”, with the potential to supply more power from renewable resources to other areas in the country.

In a press conference yesterday, Raul Fabella said that Negros has excess power supply due to many renewable energy (RE) plants operating across the island and DOE should fast track the upgrading of submarine cables to let the province supply other power deficit areas in the Philippines.

Fabella was in L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City to attend the Visayas Regional Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), April 11 to 12, which is in preparation for the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting on July 11 to 12.