MERGE CANDLE-LIGHTING. Candles were lighted at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday to mark the 35th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial program on the theme, “Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future.”*

Duterte awaits ConCom
recommendation on NFR

President Rodrigo Duterte is waiting for the final recommendation of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to study the 1987 Constitution, before commenting on the proposed creation of the Negrosanon Federated Region (NFR), Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday.

The president sat down with Negros Occidental officials who were at the dinner at the Yanson resort at Barangay Bobog, Talisay City, Sunday night.

Negros Island officials are pushing for the reunification of the Occidental and Oriental provinces under the NFR with the shift towards a federal form of government. moremoremore

Comelec breaks ties

A drawing of lots to break the tie for the position of Sangguniang Kabataan chairman in three barangays in Bacolod City was held yesterday at the Commission on Elections-Bacolod.

Eugemar Rebosa was the winner in the tie-breaking draw for SK chairman of Barangay 21, Bacolod City against Andres Emmanuel Gohee. Both garnered 52 votes during the May 14 barangay and SK elections.

Blessy Go of Barangay 26 won over Charise Tayapad, while Trexie Ann Panoncillo of Barangay 38 won over Kyra Epistola. moremoremore


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Increased prod’n
of yellow corn eyed


The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist is eyeing to plant high-yielding yellow conventional hybrid corn in theprovincial corn farm in Hacienda Manayaosayao in Mansilingan, Bacolod City, this month as it accelerates its campaign to increase production in the province.

Provincial Corn Coordinator Victor Llasos told the DAILY STAR yesterday that Negros still has a lower corn production and, through planting yellow conventional hybrid varieties, they hope to encourage corn farmers to use it as it yields 4.5 to 6 tons per hectare.

Earlier reports said that the local supply of corncan only meet two percent of the total demand for making livestock feed in the province.