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NOCHP covers 7,067 EB Magalona families

on Monday, August 14, 2017

The provincial government of Negros Occidental continues to provide comprehensive health care to Negrenses, with 7,067 families in EB Magalona having been added to its list of recipients.

Barangay Captain Rio Jemella welcomes the NOCHP staff during the distribution of heath cards to 628 of her constituents in Brgy Consing, EB Magalona.*

1-PACMAN party-list solon is richest congressman in 2016, SALN shows

Published August 11, 2017 9:56am
Updated August 11, 2017 10:16am

1-PACMAN Party-list Representative Michael Odylon Romero is the richest congressman from the House of Representatives in 2016, the summary of their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth shows.

Romero has declared that as of December 31, 2016, he has total assets of P7.058 billion and total liabilities of P48.41 million, resulting in a net worth of P7.009 billion.

1-Pacman solon is House’s richest with P7B declared in SALN

By: Jhoanna Ballaran - / 11:12 AM August 11, 2017

A port magnate and sportsman representing a partylist for the marginalized and displaced sector is the richest member of the House of Representatives, according to the latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) submitted by 294 legislators.

1-Pacman Partylist Representative Michael Odylon “Mikee” Romero topped the 294-member chamber in terms of wealth, with a declared net worth of P7,009,588,018 as of December 31, 2016.

Negros Occidental lawmaker now 3rd richest congressman

Saturday, August 12, 2017

BACOLOD. Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez and wife Dominique at President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address last month. (Carla N. Cañet)

NEGROS Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez is still among the richest members of the House of Representative, based on his 2016 statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN).

IN THE KNOW: Charter change

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:32 AM August 11, 2017

In 1986, following the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino proclaimed a revolutionary government and suspended the 1973 Constitution.

She then formed a 50-member constitutional commission to write a new Constitution, which was approved in a plebiscite in 1987.

Zubiri not giving up on Negros region

Published August 10, 2017, 10:01 PM
By Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola and Tara Yap

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said he will push for the re-establishment of the Negros Island Region (NIR) which President Duterte had ordered abolished.

“I am saddened by the latest development concerning the Negros Island Region, however I respect President Duterte’s decision for its abolition,” Zubiri said in a statement.

‘One Negros’ dream ends

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:14 AM August 10, 2017
By Leila B. Salaverria, With reports from Carla P. Gomez and Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

After two years, the One-Negros region is no more.

President Rodrigo Duterte has dissolved the Negros Island Region (NIR) because of funding issues, revoking an order by his predecessor that united the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.

Officials dismayed by abolition of Negros Island Region

Thursday, August 10, 2017

NEGRENSES expressed dismay over President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign Executive Order (EO) 38, abolishing Negros Island Region (NIR).

Former Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, who spearheaded the efforts to create the region, said the development of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental will be “slower” not being under one region.

Negrenses saddened over dissolution of Negros Island Region

Published August 10, 2017 5:46am

Negrense officials and leaders were saddened by the executive order (EO) issued by President Rodrigo Duterte dissolving Negros Island Region (NIR), more than two years after it was created by the previous administration.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is slightly dismayed and disappointed on the action made by the president abolishing the youngest region.

UNegA gears up for 2019 elections

on Thursday, August 10, 2017

The United Negros Alliance (UNegA) is also gearing up for the 2019 elections, and its members are scheduled to have meeting this month.

Senior Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr said yesterday that UNegA may also field candidates for the gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial positions, as Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. is now on his last term.