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PEMO Leads Awarding of Seal of Good Environmental Governance

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental spearheaded by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) led in the awarding of the Seal of Good Environmental Governance to local government units, schools, organizations, and individuals who have been involved in remarkable practices on environmental conservation and protection.


Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and PEMO Head, Atty. Wilmon Peñalosa (3rd and 2nd from left) hand the Gold Seal of Good Environmental Governance Award to Federico Infante, Jr. representing the Municipality of Pulupandan during the awarding ceremony at SMX Convention Center, yesterday. Also in photo is Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal (right).*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)

3 NIR BRGYS. NATIONAL FINALISTS IN LUPON INCENTIVE AWARDS

Three (3) barangays from Negros Island Region (NIR) qualify as national finalists in the 2016 Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA), an annual incentive award system given to Lupong Tagapamayapa who exemplifies efficiency in its operation, effectiveness in settling interpersonal disputes and demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in the implementation of barangay justice system known as Katarungang Pambarangay (KP).


Brgy. Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental

‘Negros Occ. Braces for La Niña’

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is bracing itself for the onslaught of La Niña which is expected to bring rains and eventual flooding especially in the province.


‘SHAKE DRILL.’ Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) students in Bacolod City on actual Earthquake Disaster Drill Exercises, from their classrooms towards vacant areas in the campus, to avoid falling debris in case of an actual ground shake. The exercise is part of yesterday’s nationwide earthquake drill to familiarize and demonstrate to students what must be done duringan earthquake.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photos)

CENECO PRES., 6 BOARD MEMBERS ORDERED SUSPENDED FOR 90 DAYS BY NEA BOARD OF ADMINISTRATORS

Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO) Board President Atty. Arnel Lapore and six members of the Board of Directors (BOD) were meted the penalty of 90 days suspension for terminating Ceneco General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde, Jr. on November 27, 2014 which violated National Electrification Administration (NEA) guidelines, notably the “Revised Policy on the Selection, Hiring, Termination of Services/Suspension for general managers of electric cooperatives.”

 

NAPOLCOM to Probe Negros Cops in ‘Berya Drug Group’

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) in the Negros Island Region (NIR) will validate the reported list of 16 police officers connected with a Negros-based drug syndicate.

Lawyer Joseph Celis, NAPOLCOM Region 18 chief said that “it is not right for police officers to be linked to the illegal drugs trade.”

“Those found to be positive in their involvement face dismissal from the police service,” Celis pointed out.

He said that they will validate the information from other sources.