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Vice Gov: No Reason to Declare RevGov

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio ‘Bong’ Lacson said in a radio interview yesterday, that he sees no reason for President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a revolutionary government. This was based on the earlier statement of the President that he might declare a revolutionary government.

Maybe this is the strategy of the President to counter those who plan to overthrow his leadership, the Vice Governor said.

“Hence, let Congress go ahead in their discussion about federalism,” he said.

Biomass Power Plants to Benefit Sugar Industry

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Maranon, Jr. expressed optimism that, aside from creating local jobs, the biomass power plants in Negros will benefit not only the country but also the global sugar industry.


GROUNDBREAKING. Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. leads the ground breaking of the 25 MW Biomass Power Plant of the North Negros Biopower (NNB) in Manapla yesterday. (L-R) NNB Senior Vice-Pres. for Corporate Communications Don Dia and Chairman Arthur N. Aguilar, ThomasLLoyd Executive Director Anthony Coveney and Chairman Michael Sieg, Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante, Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva, landowner Dr. Esteban Lacson III, NNB President Ramon Picornell and International Finance Corporation Country Manager Jane Yuan Xu.* (Butch Bacaoco photo)

CENECO Warning Consumers vs. ‘Electricity-saving’ Devices

The management of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENECO) is reminding its consumers not to fall to individuals posing as CENECO employees selling “electricity-saving” devices.

“CENECO is not associated with these individuals and is not endorsing these alleged electricity-saving devices. No technical study has been conducted by CENECO that proves these devices reduce electricity bill,” a press statement signed by Ceneco General Manager Sulpicio “Jun” Lagarde stated.

Capitol Honors Centenarians & Outstanding Negrenses

The Negros Occidental Provincial Government yesterday honored 45 centenarians and awarded five outstanding Negrenses in ceremonies that highlighted the commemoration of the 119th Negros Day, or Cinco de Noviembre.


CENTENARIANS. Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (2nd from left) and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson lead in the turn over of P100,000 cash to Francisca Cabrera Diala (1st from right), 105 years old, of San Carlos City, during the Awarding and Presentation of 2017 Negrense Centenarians at the Capitol, yesterday. Diala is one of the 45 Centenarians from the different cities and municipalities of the province who were honored as part of the 119th Negros Day Celebration.*(Richard Malihan / Capitol photo)

A Glimpse of the Nov. 5, 1898 Negrense Revolution vs. Spain

What were the events leading to November 5, 1898?

When the widespread Katipunan-led uprising started in August 1896 in Luzon, the Spanish authorities became alarmed and took steps to control the situation. They became alert to signs of unrest by soliciting information or reports, watching public meetings, conducting investigations or check-ups of suspicious events. The Spanish concern was well-founded for by mid-August 1898, actual preparations for uprising were organized and preparations were moving fast in different areas, despite the seemingly peaceful situation.


CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE IN BAGO CITY. Bago Mayor Nicolas M. Yulo and Vice Mayor Ramon D. Torres giving honors and spearheading the floral offerings to the statue of General Juan Y. Araneta, Hero of the Negros Revolution, as part of yesterday's comme-moration of the Negros Day or 119th Cinco de Noviembre in the historical city yesterday.* (Jun de los Reyes / NDB photos)