MERGE CELEBRATION. This boat was one of the colorful fluvial participants in the celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Bago City, Negros Occidental.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

Back away from coal,
bishop urges investors


Religious leaders yesterday urged investors to back away from funding coal-fired power plants as the Department of Energy called on local government officials and business groups to seek more investors to sustain the growing power demand in the Visayas.

Environment advocates, on the other hand, asked why the specter of lack of power supply is foisted on Negrosanons everytime a proposed coal-fired power plant in Negros Occidental is resisted.

SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. is planning to install a 300-megawatt CFB (circulating fluidized bed) coal-fired power plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. moremoremore

Elderly man hit by
three vehicles dies

A senior citizen died after he was hit by a motorcycle, a bus, and a tricycle in front of the MCR Lumber Yard, Araneta Street in Barangay Sum-ag, Bacolod City, at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, the police said.

Eduardo Enriquez, 62, of Barangay Sum-ag died on the spot, a police report said.

The unidentified driver of the motorcycle who first hit Enriquez, who was crossing the street, and the tricycle driver had not surrendered up to 7 last night, Police Capt. Jun Ray Batadlan, Station 9 commander, said yesterday. moremoremore


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Negros ARB products featured
in DAR agri-expo in Bacolod

Agrarian reform beneficiaries in Negros Occidental are showcasing their agricultural products at the ongoing Agrarian Agripreneurial Expo at Ayala Malls Capitol Central in Bacolod City.

The fair, that opened yesterday and will run until June 30, was initiated by the Department of Agrarian Reform Negros Occidental 2 through its Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development and Sustainability Program Division, under Edna Villaruel, DAR Negros Occidental 2 program beneficiaries’ development division chief.

The activity is part of the week-long celebration of the 31st Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program anniversary.