MERGE GROWING OLD. Life is hard for the old and neglected ones like this senior citizen begging at the Cathedral grounds in Bacolod.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Negros officials girding
for federal state lobby



A meeting of Negros Occidental and Oriental officials is being organized to discuss a joint lobby for a one-island federal state under the proposed presidential federal form of government, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday.

Marañon said the meeting in Negros Oriental is being arranged by Arthur Aguilar, the lone Negrense on the 19-member committee created by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution and come up with a proposal for a shift to federalism.

Aguilar told the DAILY STAR earlier that it is important that Negrenses from all sectors make their positions heard on the two Negros provinces staying together under one state.moremoremore

Union eyes raps versus NBI for raid

A labor union may file charges against National Bureau of Investigation agents for hauling in 21 of its guards for questioning while serving a search warrant for illegal possession firearms at the defunct Maricalum Mining Corp. in Sipalay City Monday, lawyer Jovim Entila said yesterday.

Entila, who represents the National Mines and Allied Workers Union, said that after the 21 hired by NAMAWU to guard the properties it levied from MMC were taken by the NBI, guards from a group not known to them took over in securing the defunct mines.

The NAMAWU-hired security guards who were brought to the NBI Bacolod office were allowed to return home yesterday, NBI Bacolod head Renoir  Baldovino said.moremoremore


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PVO studies embryo transplant,
semen processing technologies

The Provincial Veterinary Office is now working on adopting embryo transplant and semen processing technologies from Canada and Japan, respectively, to boost the livestock production in Negros Occidental.

Provincial Veterinarian, Dr. Renante Decena, said yesterday that these technologies will be brought to the province to increase livestock production and produce more desirable and quality animals, that might make Negros the first to integrate these programs.

Last week, representative from a Canadian biosciences company visited the province to introduce the semen sexing technology to PVO, while the farm veterinarian of Negros First Ranch, Dr. Johnny Tacuban, was sent to Japan to train on how to operate semen processing equipment.