Negros Daily Bulletin

9,000 Local Officials to Take Oath Under Ruling PDP-LABAN



on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

It seems like the upcoming oath-taking of about 9,000 local officials in Negros Occidental into the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP LABAN) on October 5 at the Victorias City Coliseum will be a consolidation of support for Representative Alfredo Benitez’ (3rd district) 2019 senatorial bid.

Benitez said, there is an ongoing mass oath taking of PDP-Laban members all over the country and the activity on October 5 will be part of the party’s recruitment.

Sugar Alliance to Back New SRA Chief



on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) has vowed to support Hermenegildo Serafica, the newly appointed head of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).

Lawyer Emilio Yulo, spokesperson of the SAP yesterday said that while he has not yet an official confirmation of the appointment of Serafica by President Rodrigo Duterte to the SRA, “we welcome the development especially with the opening of the new milling season.”

Victorias Inks Perpetual Right To Use Deal With VMC-CDC



on Monday, September 18, 2017

The City Government of Victorias and Canetown Development Corporation (CDC), a subsidiary of Victorias Milling Company (VMC) signed the agreement on the perpetual right to use of the 10-hectare land in Brgy. XIX-A, Victorias City, at the Mayor’s Conference Room.

The land to be donated shall be used as housing relocation site of the informal settlers within VMC and Daan Banwa.

Cong. Albee in a Dialogue With Tulong- Dunong Grantees



on Monday, September 11, 2017


Mrs. Melina Monecillo of Barangay Lantad in Silay City, mother of an educational assistance beneficiary was not in the program but approached the organizers for a chance to thank Congressman Alfredo Benitez on stage. So Nanay Melina was called to say her brief pasalamat for the opportunity given her daughter, Angel who in 2015 graduated Cum Laude from STI-WNU with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Criminology.



Nanay Melina Monecillo of Barangay Lantad, Silay City, mother of a Tulong-Dunong grantee.

Blessing of the Video Board at E. B. Magalona



on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Jun de los Reyes photo



E. B. MAGALONA VIDEO BOARD. The blessing of the Video Board at E. B. Magalona Municipal Public Plaza is officiated by Rev. Fr. Ernesto P. Salvador, Parish Priest of St. Joseph the Worker. Attending are Congressman Albee Benitez, EBM Mayor Marvin M. Malacon, Vice-Governor Bong Lacson, Rep. Stephen Paduano, Himamaylan Mayor Agustin Bascon, SBMs Joey H. Pugales, Eric D. Matulac, Gelita S. Parcon, Arnulfo Y. Parcon, Isidro S. Gomed Jr., Jovie M. Madayag, Reyland V. Gamboa Sr., Anthony Marlon J. Magalona and ABC President Arthur Paez.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photo )

PAGCOR Senior High School Building Inaugurated In Silay Barangay



on Fri, 08/22/2017

The two-storey ten-classroom building for the Senior High School students of the Barangay E. Lopez National High School donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) through the efforts of Congressman Alfredo Benitez of the Third District was formally inaugurated today ( August 18) in a program attended by  PAGCOR AVP Arnel Ignacio of the Community Relations and Services Department representing PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, Congressman Benitez and Silay City Mayor Mark Golez.



PAGCOR AVP Arnel Ignacio, Engr. Esther Miranda, Cong. Albee, Mayor Mark Golez, VM Joedith Gallego, Dr. Neri Anne Alibuyog, PTA president Edith Espida, Senior High School teacher-in-charge Ryan Garzon, Junior High School teacher-in-charge Rodeliza Abainza, Kagawad Joseph Emong; and seated, SSG president Russel Arevalo.

Vice Gov. Lacson Hints on 2019 Poll Scenario



on Thu, 08/08/2017 By Arman P. Toga

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.

‘SIDA Law Designed to Support Farms Structures’



on Fri, 07/28/2017

The Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) is the first law designed to support the farm structure to become efficient. It was created to overcome the challenges of sugar prices in worst situations, said Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, 3rd District of Negros Occidental at the Sugar Summit of Mill District Development Council held at the Natures Village Resort and Restaurant in Talisay City on Wednesday, July 26. Theme was “The Strategic Role of Mill District Development Councils in Sugarcane Industry Development”.

Sugar Industry Summit Held



on Thu, 07/27/2017

In a historic move to further strengthen the Philippine Sugar Industry, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) held the Sugar Industry Summit July 25 to 26, 2017 at Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Carrying the theme “The Strategic Role of Mill District Development Councils (MDDcs) in Sugar Industry Development,” the summit will specifically engage a key industry partner, the MDDCs. The Summit seeks to build consensus on how the MDDCs could perform their strategic role in the implementation of projects under the R.A. No. 10659 of the “Sugar Industry Development Act of 2015” (SIDA).



From left: SRA Administrator Atty. Anna Rosario Paner, Cong. Albee Benitez, Sugar Board Member Hermenegildo Serafica, and Sugar Board Member Roland Beltran

Reaching Out to Informal Settler Families in Metro 3rd



on Thu, 07/20/2017

Focusing on the other “H” in his  METRO 3RD ASENSO –IHELP (infrastructure-health & housing-education & environment-livelihood-policy) PROGRAM, Congressman Alfredo Benitez  initiated an inventory of informal settler families (ISF) and a review of the various housing programs of local government units in the Third District.

Marie June Pavillar Castro, women’s rights advocate, civic leader and former Silay City councilor who was  tasked as District Coordinator for Housing Concerns DCHC), said the initial inventory recorded close to 50,000 informal settler families in Victorias, EB Magalona, Silay, Talisay and Murcia.  As she works closely with the LGUs to assist fast-tracking their housing programs and other related concerns, the listing and mapping of ISFs continue to generate an accurate data-baseline for appropriate interventions and provide relevant inputs to policy initiatives to address the housing backlog and other issues.

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