MERGE Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica, Association of Negros Producers chairperson Christina Gaston, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, ANP president Arlene Infante, Michael Edward Claparols, and Ayala Malls president Jennylle Tupaz (l-r) ring the bell to signal the start of the 34th Negros Trade Fair at Glorietta 2 of the Ayala Center in Makati City yesterday*


Push to open more markets
for Negrense products on
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

MAKATI CITY – The push is on to bring more Negrense products to national and global markets.

The Negros Occidental provincial government and the Association of Negros Producers are set to work together to help more producers from the 31 towns and cities of the province improve and market their products, with three new showrooms expected to open.

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, in his speech at the 34th Negros Trade Fair Governor's Night at Glorietta 2 here yesterday, said “I am a believer in the Negrense talent and products, and I know that with proper opportunities and innovation, our products can compete both in the local and global markets.” moremoremore


4 killed, 6 injured in road mishaps
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN / SHIELA G. GELERA

Two pedicab drivers and one of their passengers died on the spot, while two others sustained injuries, after the pedicabs they were riding were hit by a vehicle at about 4 a.m. yesterday along the national highway of Sitio Nacab in Brgy. Bubog, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Police investigations showed that the two pedicabs driven by Archie Castillo, 31, and Jason Mendoza, 24, with three passengers, were tailing each other, and were on their way back to Bangga Dose in Talisay City, from Silay City, when they were hit by a vehicle driven by Feb Dharel Medina.

Castilo, Mendoza and one of their three passengers, identified as Celsa Marabulas, 57, died on the spot, P/Maj. Jigger Gimeno, officer-in-charge of the Talisay City Police Station, said. moremoremore

 

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Negros transport groups
seek fuel price rollback
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Transport groups in Negros Occidental are seeking a price rollback of petroleum products following the hefty increase in fuel prices yesterday.

Seaoil, Petro Gazz, PTT Philippines, Petron Corporation and Flying V raised the prices of gasoline by P2.35 and diesel by P1.80 per liter.

Petron, Shell, and Seaoil also increased the prices of kerosene by P1.75 per liter.

The price increases for diesel and kerosene were the second biggest hikes this year. The biggest was P2.30 and P2 per liter, respectively, early this year.