We are working together to save NIR – ex-guv

FORMER Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela said they are working together to save the impending abolition of the Negros Island Region or Region XVIII. Coscolluela said the Regional Development Council (RDC-18) recently approved the NIR development plan. The ex-governor currently serves as the sectoral chairman for development administration of the RDC, representing the private sector. […]

NIA-6 allots P3.05B to free irrigation

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA-6) allocated P3.05 billion for the free irrigation program that will benefit cover Western Visayas farmers. NIA-6 Regional Director Gerardo Corsiga said the budget also covers the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II). Corsiga said he is confident that they can start implementing the program this year. “We are […]

Bigger chances for mega-bridge than railway revival – NEDA

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-6) said the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros Bridge project might start ahead of the Panay Railways revival. The two big-ticket projects are being hyped as major propositions of the Duterte administration for easier access to provinces within Panay and Western Visayas aside from easing transport of goods and services. NEDA-6 Regional […]