Negros Occ. OICs: BM Escalante - Governor; BM Zayco - VG

The province of Negros Occidental is now led by two officers-in-charge (OICs). Board Member Salvador Escalante as OIC Governor for and in behalf of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., who is on trip in Vietnam. While BM Pedro Zayco is OIC vice governor in behalf of VG Eugenio Lacson who is on leave.

Hence, the regular session yesterday of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan was not conducted due to inadequate forum, because out of 14 Board Members, nine are attending the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines Conference held at Tanglaw, Bohol, starting today, until Sept. 1.

According to Escalante in a radio interview, the provincial legislators will tackle during the technical sessions, topics on federalism and others.*(EBColmo)