Two giant entities are seeking the intervention of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod City regarding the establishment of Banago Port in Brgy. Banago.
The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) through its Port Manager Engr. Enrique Fuen-tebaja, requested the SP for favorable endorsement to the City Development Council (CDC), which is necessary for the establishment of the Banago Public Port. While earlier, Atty. Simplico Palanca, president of BREDCO, operating the BREDCO Port at the Reclamation Area, which is just a few kilometers from the proposed Banago Public Port, has sent a letter to the SP opposing the Banago Port Development Project. Aside from that, during the recent meeting of the CDC, the annual investment plan of the barangays submitted by the barangay captains were recognized by CDC.
WHATEVER THE ARGUMENT. The ongoing arguments, debates and brickbats exchanged between officials of the Philippine Port Authority (PPA), and the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (BREDCO) should be resolved in the interest of the people, not in the interest of the operators or private owners, we so believe and advance.
BREDCO officials may have their own arguments and may die trying to propound it, but preventing the reopening of Banago Port asa government port is preposterous. And why? It is because this is precisely a government port and is supposed to cater to the interest of the people. Private owners are in there for profits and not for service or that service is only secondary or tertiary to its quest for profits.
Former Vice-Mayor and former congressional bet, Renecito Novero, lashed out mercilessly at his detractors and those of Bacolod Real Estate owner, Simplicio Palanca accusing them of being ingrates and double-dealers.
Novero who has been under brickbats from a splinter group of Grupo Progreso who resent his apparent bid to become the vice-mayoralty tandem of Vice-Mayor and possible mayoralty bet of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), made the biting criticisms of his detractors during a radio interview over a DYEZ Sunday program.
The proposed development of Banago Port in Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City needs legislation because it is classified as a "national port," the legal counsel of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (BREDCO) claimed yesterday.
An Australian firm from which the Provincial Capitol bought 5,840 sheep costing P82 million will refund the payment for lacking and dead sheep, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena yesterday said.
The Provincial Capitol had bought 5,840 sheep but only 5,760 arrived in the shipment, so 80 sheep were lacking, he said.
A total of 5,840 sheeps procured by the Negros Occidental provincial government from Australia have arrived yesterday morning at the BREDCO port, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said.
The sheep, estimated to cost about P80 million, will be quarantined for 30 days at the NEGROS FIRST Ranch in Brgy. Santa Rosa in Murcia, to stabilize their strength and health before they are distributed to the raisers and beneficiaries, Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said.