MERGE EXHIBIT. Children listen to an Army officer explain to them the different high powered firearms at the Army Exhibit of the 303rd Infantry Brigade in celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City that runs until tomorrow.* (CGSamillano photo)


PDC okays P221M
in Neg. Occ. projects
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Negros Occidental Provincial Development Council approved the inclusion of P221,130,023 additional projects in the 2019 Annual Investment Programof the province yesterday, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Ma . Lina Sanogal said.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., with Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, presided over the PDC meeting held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City.

Sanogal said P120 million of the total amount allocated will come from realigned funds set for the construction of the P70 million Hinoba-an seaport and P50 million National Food Authority Rice Trading Operation Center that will no longer be undertaken. moremoremore


Endorses conduct of Panay-
Guimaras-Negros study
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

The Negros Occidental Provincial Development Council (PDC) approved a resolution yesterday endorsing the ongoing conduct of the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Island Bridges Project feasibility study, but asked that it also consider other routes to the province.

The approved resolution endorsed the conduct of the feasibility study to the Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the Regional Development Council of Western Visayas for appropriate action.

The project profile, presented at the PDC meeting presided over by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, stated that the Guimaras-Negros Island Bridge estimated at 12.50 kilometers, including access roads, will start in San Lorenzo, Guimaras, and end in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental. moremoremore

 

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Sugar groups to solidify forces
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Several groups in Negros Occidental are solidifying their forces as calls to liberalize sugar have intensified.

Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of Sugar Watch Philippines, said yesterday the groups under the sugar industry watchdog are set to sign a covenant of solidarity to unify the members and rationalize their coming massive actions at the national level.

“This is a national effort to stop the liberalization of sugar because the bulk of the forces will come from Negros Occidental,” he said.