P5 billion eyed for NIR in 2018

BACOLOD City – A P5-billion budget is being proposed for Negros Island Region (NIR) in 2018. This, after the Regional Development Council (RDC) of NIR approved the proposed budget for 2018 in its meeting on Mar. 17, 2017 in Canlaon City. The budget is based on proposals from the different regional offices under the NIR, […]

3 properties in Bacolod City eyed for conversion into SEZs

BACOLOD City – Three properties here are being eyed for conversion into Special Economic Zones (SEZs). These include the 37-hectare old Bacolod Airport along Araneta Street; the one-hectare lot adjacent to the BREDCO port at the Reclamation Area; and the five-hectare portion of the agri-eco property at Nature’s Park in Barangay Alangilan. The old Bacolod […]

Army says rebels sent surrender feelers

BACOLOD City – The Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (IB) said it received surrender feelers from members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who want to return to mainstream society. Col. Eliezer Losañes, 303rd IB commander, called on NPA members to take advantage of the Negros Occidental’s offer of assistance under its Comprehensive Local Integration Program, […]

Consultation on Cha-cha slated Mar. 17

BACOLOD City – The House Committee on Constitutional Amendment will hold a “Public Consultation on Constitutional Reform” at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby, Mar. 17, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Southern Leyte Lone District Rep. Roger Mercado requested for his assistance in holding the public consultation. […]