Talisay City

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‘Drilon a traitor to the sugar industry’

An official of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) called Senator Franklin Drilon a “traitor to the sugar industry” after it was revealed that he was one of the senators who voted to reduce the excise tax on High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) when the Senate was deliberating on the matter recently.

Manuel Lamata, president of United Sugar Producers Federation of the Philippines (Unifed) said during a press conference Saturday in Talisay City, that sugar industry stakeholders “are greatly disappointed on the actuation of Drilon”.

100+ Environmentalists Joining National Envi Summit in Talisay

About 150 environmentalists from all over the country will converge in Negros Occidental to attend the 2017 National RAC Partners Meeting hosted by the Foundation for Philippine Environment (FPE) with a theme; Celebrating Connectedness Through Conservation, on November 14-17 at Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City.

‘SRA Will Not be Abolished’

The appointment of Herminigildo Serafica as the new head of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is an assurance that the agency will not be abolished, said Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol yesterday.

Piñol, who is in Negros Occidental for a two-day visit, said President Rodrigo Duterte “only floated the idea.”

Piñol is meeting sugar workers this morning at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall and with sugar industry stakeholders in neighboring Talisay City in the afternoon.

NIR Offices Until October 9 Only

Regional offices of national agencies in the now-dissolved Negros Island Region (NIR or Region 18) have until October 9, 2017, to close down, local government Undersecretary Austere Panadero said yesterday.

Panadero attended the presentation of NIR national government agencies’ Transition Action Plan to facilitate reversion to Regions 6 and 7, at Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay City.

He said, the meeting aims to ensure that the agencies “have smooth transition” back to the old regions.

“I do not expect any problem with the transition,” he added,

Mayor Lizares Plans to Extend Benefits to the City’s PWDs Amounting to P1.6-M

Mayor Neil E. Lizares III led the celebration of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at the Talisay Public Plaza with the theme “Karapatan at Prebelihiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban!”

Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares together with the PWDs of Talisay City. Beside him (left side) is EA for Multisectoral Concerns Ms. Farah Jayme, CSWD Officer Ms. Elizabeth Mosquera (standing third from left), PWD President - Talisay City, Levy Eulalio (standing right) and CSWDO staff.*