MERGE Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Brandon Chan, former Board Member Patrick Lacson, and Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (l-r) at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City yesterday for the merger talks*


Yulos seek DILG help,
safe surrender assured
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The brother of the vice mayor of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental yesterday sought the help of the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption for the safe surrender of his sister and her husband.

Jose Marcelino Garcia, former president of the Liga ng Barangay of Moises Padilla, met with Martin Diño, DILG undersecretary  for barangay affairs, at the L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.

La Carlota RTC Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez, on August 20, issued warrants of arrest for Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Segundo Feria Yulo III, for charges of alleged possession of two guns and two grenades during a police checkpoint in Moises Padilla on Dec. 19, 2017. moremoremore


Guv proposes P1.2B loan
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

There is a proposal for the Negros Occidental provincial government to secure a P1.2 billion loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has sought the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s passage of a resolution authorizing him to apply, negotiate and enter into an agreement with Land Bank to finance the construction of three major projects.

Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP committee on Finance, yesterday said that P900 million will be earmarked for the construction of the new Provincial Administration Center, P125 million for the renovation of Eleuterio Decena Memorial District Hospital and P175 million for various facilities and equipment for the Mambukal Convention Hotel and Tourist Lodge, Negros First Hotel, and Negros Pala-Pala and Food Terminal. moremoremore

 

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Economic dev’t cluster approves
measures to ensure food supply

MANILA - The government’s Economic Development Cluster yesterday approved several measures to ensure adequate food supply in the country amid surging inflation, that rose to 6.4 percent in August 2018.

“A committed effort from government in the agriculture sector to boost supply of key products and introduce policy reforms will bring down prices for all Filipino families,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said, reading the cluster’s joint statement.

For one, some 4.6 million sacks of rice available in the warehouses of the National Food Authority should immediately be released nationwide.