MERGE BRISK SALES. The sale of Philippine flags in front of the old Bacolod City Hall at Araneta Street in Bacolod City evokes patriotismwith the coming celebration of Independence Day on June 12.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)


Capitol PS spending
tops limit by P500M
TO KEEP 11 HOSPITALS OPERATING
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Negros Occidental provincial government exceeded the Department of Budget and Management appropriation limit for personnel services by more than P500 million, because it had to meet Department of Health requirements forits 11 hospitals to continue operations, Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea said yesterday.

COA provincial head  Rene  Caro and Negros Occidental provincial government department heads held an exit conference yesterday at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.

The COA asked the provincial government to explain its overshooting the PS budget cap set by the DBM by over P500 million, Gelvolea said. moremoremore


Ten-hour brownout on Sunday
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

There will a 10-hour power interruption in some parts of Negros Occidental tomorrow.

The scheduled brownout will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Michelle Vicera, communication officer of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), said.

She said the NGCP is set to conduct maintenance activities on the Bacolod–San Enrique 69-kilovolt power line. moremoremore

 

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NegOcc organic movement
lauded in int’l conference
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The International Federation for Organic Agriculture Movement in Asia has recognized the effort of Negros Occidental in the organic movement.

Edgardo Uychiat, president of the Negros Island for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development, said yesterday that this was underscored in the 4th IFOAM Asia General Assembly, held in Xichong County, China, on June 1.

He said the international group lauded the effort of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, as well as the private sector, to make organic agriculture sustainable in the province.