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Bong Brings Down Own ‘Oversized’ Tarps

With the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) admitting that it lacks manpower to go after illegally posted campaign materials, Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he had voluntarily brought down the large tarpaulin bearing his photos in Bacolod’s major streets.

Mayor Monico Puentevella being mobbed by his supporters during the MKK Partido Bacolod grand opening salvo last Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Bacolod Public Plaza*.

NPC Negros Looking for Timing to Recruit More Members

The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in Negros Occidental is “looking for the opportune time” to recruit more members into the party, Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said.

Lacson said that they are aware that there will be a mass oath-taking of 9,000 new members into the ruling PDP-Laban on October 5 in Victorias City.

“Maybe after the mass oath taking we will see if there are still available politicians willing to transfer to NPC,” the Vice Governor pointed out.

Lacson denied that he is the new provincial chairman of the NPC.

Vice Gov. Lacson Hints on 2019 Poll Scenario

Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson yesterday hinted on the more likely political scenario in the province in 2019.

Lacson, acknowledged as the “strongest successor” for governor in 2019, said Friday’s meeting between him and 3rd District Congressman Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez, along with other Love Negros (LN) officials, was a positive one.

Strong Lobby Needed for 2017 NIR Budget - VG

The Negros Island Region (NIR) needs all the help it can get from its congress-men, party-list represen-tatives and senators to push for the retention of its budget in the proposed 2017 national budget, Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday.

“We do not know the rea-sons for the slashing of the budget but our congressmen shoud lead the lobby,” Lacson said.

The Vice Governor said he was informed by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. of the matter.

‘Surrenderees Responsibility of National, Local Govts.’

The thousands of drug personalities who have surrendered to authorities is a responsibility of both the national and local government units, Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said yesterday.

“We should do our share,” the Vice Governor said in reference to the LGUs.

Lacson also assured the public that the provincial government is supporting the intensified campaign against illegal drugs launched by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.