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Escalante City

Fire Razes Escalante Treasurer’s House

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About P2-M damage to property and appliances were incurred after an early morning fire yesterday raze the house of designated City Treasurer of Escalante City located at Barangay Rafaela Barrera, Sagay City.

The house of Escalante designated City Treasurer Wilfredo Ruiz was totally razed leaving only the cemented wall and steel trusses, while the family car was pushed to safer place.

Ruiz hardware or construction store was also included.

Gov. Marañon Leads Inauguration of Concrete Road Project in Escalante City

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Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led in the inauguration of the 400-meter road project in Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City, yesterday.

(Left photo) Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Brgy. Capt. Alicia B. Contiga of Brgy. Dian-ay, Escalante City lead in the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the inauguration of the 400-meter concrete road project (right photo) in Purok Bagong Lipunan and Purok Matinumanon, yesterday.* (Capitol photos)

Teener Mistaken as Dissident Shot

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A 19-year-old who was hunting birds and armed with a “hole-in gun” or “boga” was mistaken as dissident by patrolling soldiers in Barangay Paitan, Escalante City and was shot about 9:00 am yesterday.

Jason Lisbog Gale sustained a gunshot wound in the right shoulder coming from his back and was rushed to Vicente Gustilo Memorial District hospital and later transferred to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City.

‘We Will Not Go Hungry’, If We Lose 1,000 Has. to Solar Power Plant

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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 Reyes/NDB photo)

”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 said.

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 Valmayor.

700-MW Solar Power Plant Eyed in 1st District German Firm Looking for 1,000 hectares of Land

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

A German company is looking for 1,000 hectare lands in the first district of Negros Occidental to be developed into another solar farm that will generate a total of 700 mega-watts of electricity.

SLEEPY LITTLE FEET. Vendors and street kids making a living in and around the Bacolod City public plaza also make the sprawling public place their bedroom. At 6:30 in the morning, the lazy little feet are still in slumber.* (Arman Toga photo)

Thomas Deeg, chief operating officer of Buskowitz Development Inc. and Cristina Vardeleon, its business development officer, met Mayors Gerardo Valmayor Jr. of San Carlos City, Melecio Yap Jr. of Escalante City, and Araceli Somosa of Calatrava about the project.