District hospitals chiefs reshuffled

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. ordered the re-assignment of several heads of provincial government-run hospitals. Marañon also revealed the possible dismissal of a contractual employee at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist whose chief was preventively suspended for 60 days. Marañon said Dr. Ma Estrella Ledesma was named chief of the […]

Guv supports barangay polls postponement

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon said he supports the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to postpone the October 2017 barangay elections. Marañon said the barangay elections “will only be a lot of expense for the mayors, congressman and governor.” Earlier, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael Sueño said Duterte […]

FOR ‘BOGUS REPORTING’ – Press secretary slams western media

BACOLOD City – Presidential Communications chief Martin Andanar attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO) Roadshow, on March 24, 2017 at the Sugarland Hotel here. The roadshow aims to discuss the milestones of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte — the ASEAN Summit 2017, Presidential Task Force on Media Security, Freedom […]

“Everything will return to normal”

Bacolod City – “Everything will return to normal.” This was the statement of Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia after the Court of Appeals’ 18th Division granted the writ of preliminary injunction he sought against his suspension for a graft case. In a resolution dated Mar. 22, 2017, the CA also further enjoined the Office of […]

Coke banned from Panaad festival 2017

BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed a resolution supporting the call of Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. to ban the sale of Coca-Cola products in the Pana-ad sa Negros Festival on April 22-30, 2017. Marañon has also prohibited Coca-Cola from sponsoring the annual festival of the province. The resolution was sponsored […]

Another ASEAN meeting mulled in Bacolod

BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia on Mar. 23, 2017 said that Bacolod City might host another ASEAN meeting before the year ends. He said that Cecilia Villanueva of the ASEAN National Organizing Committee told them that they are really considering Bacolod for another ASEAN event this year. “Whatever that is, we don’t know yet,” […]

Construction of flyover starts next week

BACOLOD City – The P367-million Araneta-Magsaysay flyover project will finally start on March 27, 2017, according to Assistant District Engineer Leah Jamero, public information officer of the City’s District Engineering Office under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Jamero explained that the implementation of the second flyover here was delayed because they have […]

Provincial agriculturist suspended for 2 months

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. ordered the 60-day preventive suspension of Provincial Agriculturist Engr. Igmedio Tabianan effective March 21. In a memorandum order issued on the same date, Marañon said “after a careful evaluation of the allegations and evidence available and presented, this office conclude that a prima facie case for […]

‘Stop the blame game’

BACOLOD City – “Stop the blame game.” This was the reaction of Atty. Emilio Yulo, spokesperson of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines, to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. “He should be man enough to own up to whatever problems the sugar industry is facing and not play the blame game,” Yulo said. In a post […]