MERGE Militant groups in Bacolod City troop to the Fountain of Justice yesterday to mark the 34th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution* (Marchel Espina photo)


Capitol eyes turnover
of 2 hospitals to LGUs
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The provincial government is studying the possibility of turning over the operations of two hospitals to two local government units in the 1st district of Negros Occidental.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz revealed yesterday that there is an offer from the 1st district of Negros Occidental to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson for them to manage the two hospitals they are hosting.

The Vicente Gustilo District Hospital is located in Escalante City, while Calatrava hosts the Municipal Hospital, both in the 1st district. moremoremore


Plans direct hiring
of job order casuals
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Good news for job order casuals.

As part of its cost-cutting measures, and to manage properly the budget of the province, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that the provincial government will directly hire job order casuals.

This was after Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson ordered the cancellation of the bidding for placement agencies, that was supposed to take place yesterday, Diaz said. moremoremore

 

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Neg Occ synchronizes
efforts in selling hogs
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

Negros Occidental is synchronizing its efforts on marketing local hogs as the demand for it increases, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said.

Decena met yesterday with the leaders of the Alliance of Hog Raisers Associations of Negros Occidental and the Negros Occidental Hog Raisers Association to discuss strategies for saturating the market.

“Our commercial and hog raisers should work together in terms of marketing their swine, especially in sharing information about current prices in the market,” he said.