MERGE Outgoing Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (right) turns over a copy of his Negros First accomplishments from 2010 to 2019 to incoming Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson at rites held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City, yesterday.* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Marañon outlines 9-year
achievements for Negros


Outgoing Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday reported that in his nine years as governor of Negros Occidental, the provincial government has improved the economy, reduced poverty, and boosted health care, food security, job and educational opportunities for Negrosanons.

“In the last nine years, I have worked hard for our people with only the best intentions in mind – to help and improve the quality of life of our people, trying to lift them out of poverty,” Marañon said in his state of the province report delivered at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.

Marañon, at the same affair, also turned over the provincial government leadership to incoming Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. moremoremore

Lacson names three key officials

Incoming Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday announced the names of three new key officials of the Negros Occidental provincial government.

He said lawyer Rayfrando Diaz will be the new provincial administrator, and prosecutor Alberto Nillas Jr. will be the provincial legal officer.

Dr. Jonathan Lobaton, his chief of staff during his vice governorship, will retain the same position at the Governor’s Office, he added. moremoremore


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PVO, NMIS boost efforts to ensure
food safety in poultry, Decena says

The Provincial Veterinary Office of Negros Occidental and the National Meat Inspection Services Region 6 have intensified efforts to ensure food safety in poultry.

Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said yesterday that the PVO Meat Inspection Division, NMIS field office, and the local government units will continue to monitor and institute appropriate actions to ensure that chicken in the province are produced hygienically and in compliance with food safety standards.

He said a meeting was held recently with the broiler industry stakeholders to discuss and address the growing concern about food safety on chicken in the province.