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‘Don’t Use 4Ps for Elections’ - VG Bong

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday warned candidates running for local posts not to use the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to convince voters to vote for them.

SECURING THE POLLS. Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Chief PNP, confers with Negros Island Region chiefs, re security efforts for the May 9, 2016 National and Local Election, at L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City yesterday.*

DA Starts Negros Cloud Seeding Operations Here

The Department of Agriculture has started its cloud seeding operations in Negros Island Region (NIR) Sunday, Corazon Ditarro, Engineer II, Agro-Hydro-logy and Rain Stimulation Section, of the DA’s Bureau of Soil and Water, said yesterday.

Ditarro said the cloud seeding operations started Sunday which lasted one hour and 52 minutes.

“Light rains were reported in Cadiz City, Bago City while heavy rains were reported in La Carlota City,” she said.

She added that their agency has a budget of about P2 million to cover 45 hours of flying time.

Negros Occ. under ‘State of Calamity’

The Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) of Negros Occidental yesterday declared the province under a state of calamity due to the El Niño phenomenon.

Board Member Pedro Zayco, chairman of the SP Committee on Agriculture made the motion for the declaration of the state of calamity of the province which was unanimously seconded by all the provincial board members.


La Carlota City - The ruling Liberal Party is expecting that Hiligaynon-speaking Western Visayas including Negros Occidental will deliver the “winning edge.”

Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday said the reason LP went back to Negros to “strengthen its position here.”

Drilon is in the province with standard bearer Mar Roxas and running mate Rep. Leni Robredo and their senatorial slate.

They were welcomed by a crowd of 5,000 in Kaban-kalan City and another 5,000 in La Carlota City, while in Cadiz City the crowd was estimated at 30,000.


San Carlos City- President Benigno Aquino III said his administration has commissioned a total of 3,262 MW in installed capacity from 70 power plants, 38 of which—or more than 50 percent—are renewable.

President Benigno Aquino III (center) together with Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Sec. Zenaida Monsada of the Department of Energy, San Carlos City Mayor Gerardo Valmayor, Jr., Erramon Aboitiz, CEO of Aboitiz Power Corp., and Antonio Moraza, COO and president of Aboitiz Power Corp. at the Ceremonial Switch-On during the inauguration yesterday of the San Carlos Sun Power, Inc. Solar Power Plant.*(Photos by Richard Malihan)