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Negros Occidental and Oriental officials raise  the Number One sign to show their support for the one-Negros Island region,  to cap the  summit held in Kabankalan City yesterday.*

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Create one-island region,
summit group asks PNoy

KABANKALAN CITY - “It seems to be a go, it’s a green light.”

That was how Negros Oriental Vice Governor Edward Mark

Macias summed up the outcome of a summit held at the Zaycoland Resort here yesterday, after no opposition to the move to create a One Negros Island Region was raised by the participants.

Two hundred forty-three officials and sectoral representatives from Negros Occidental and Oriental at the summit, in fact, signed a manifesto calling on President Benigno Aquino III to heed the call to create a Negros Island region.moremoremore

Neg. Or. Guv not
against it, but no-show

KABANKALAN CITY -- Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo did not attend the “1 Negros Island Region Summit” at the Zaycoland Resort here yesterday, but this is not an indication that he is opposed to the idea, an official said.

Board Member Arnolfo Teves Jr., Negros Oriental Liga ng mg Barangay president, who spoke in behalf of Degamo, said the governor is not opposed to the island region plan, and has said that if the majority of the people are for it, he will support the move.

Teves said the majority of the barangay captains support the island region plan, and they represent the people of Negros Oriental at the grassroots.moremoremore

Lightning kills two

Lightning killed two persons Thursday in Murcia and Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

Chief Inspector Joresty Coronica,Talisay police chief, said yesterday that Rex Vasquez was hit by lightning inside his residence in Brgy. San Fernando, Talisay City.

Vasquez was declared dead on arrival at the Talisay City Health Office, he added.

However, his family requested for an autopsy to determine the real cause of his death, as they noted the absence of burns in his body, Coronica said.moremoremore

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