By Eugene Y. Adiong
Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Lacson had a different take regarding
the plan of a German firm to construct a 700-megawatt solar farm in 1,000
hectares of land in the province’s first district area.
HINIGARAN FARMERS. About 75 members of Palayog Farm Workers Association (
PAFWA) in Hinigaran town held a picket yesterday in front of DAR office to press
for their installation. They claimed that the hacienda is being leased by a
landowner despite that they are already CLOA holders. CLOA holders are also
accusing Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) officials as fixer/brokers for the
lessors.* (Archie Alipalo photo)
BRONZE & SILVER MEDALIST. Andres Bonfacio Elementary School II Mar Joseph S.
Marañon, Bronze Medalist in Amateur Photography Contest (4th left) and Aldrich
Rey B. Balgomera, Silver Medalist in Drawing Contest (2nd right) with
Teacher-Adviser Eva D. Granada (3rd left) and Mam Delia B. Gonzales, (right)
awarded by F/Supt. Fred L. Trajeras, Negros Occ. Prov’l Fire Marshall and F/CInsp.
Bartolome O. Beliran, Bacolod City Fire Marshall and F/SInsp. Publio D. Ploteña,
Deputy Fire Marshall, on Bureau of Fire Protection’s Fire Prevention Month
Celebration 2015 at Robinsons Place Bacolod City recently.* (Jun de los
”If you look at the whole picture, this German firm was referring to the
first district and the only available 1,000 hectares of contiguous land area can
be found in haciendas which are now planted by sugarcane,” Lacpn pointed out.
“I think the governor (Maranon) showed his concern about food security
program in the province,” Lacson said.
“I don’t think we will go hungry if we lose this 1,000 hectares of land,” he
Earlier, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. advised possible investors in renewable
energy in the province to ensure that it is not on “prime agricultural land”.
A German firm, Buskowitz Development Inc. is looking for a 1,000 hectares
site in the province’ first district as area for a solar farm that is targeted
to generate 700 megawatts of power.
Thomas Deeg, chief operating officer and Cristina Vardeleon, recently met
with Mayors Melecio Yap Jr. of Escalante City and Araceli Somosa of Calatrava,
Councilor Christopher Paul Carmona, representing San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo