Negros Daily Bulletin

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.

NOCHP Enrollment in 3rd District Intensifies



on Tue, 07/18/2017

The Third District of Negros Occidental continues to intensify its campaign to reach more families to enroll in the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program (NOCHP) to avail of free medical services in times of need.


Congressman Alfredo Benitez continues to mobilize his District Office and satellite offices in cities of Victorias, Silay , Talisay and municipalities of Murcia and EB Magalona to reach far-flung upland and coastal communities, educating families of the benefits of the program.

Reclamation Project to Boost Talisay



on Mon, 07/17/2017

Mayor Neil Lizares III, with Congressman Albee Benitez, met with Atty. Alberto C. Agra, Chairman of the Board, Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) to explore on the possibilities of a reclamation and other development projects in Talisay City, Third District of Negros Occidental.



TALISAY RECLAMATION. The exploratory meeting of the 3rd District with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) & the Bacolod Real State Development Corp. (BREDCO) at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel on July 13. Shown are Talisay City Mayor Neil E. Lizares III (seated 3rd from right) 3rd District Cong. Albee Benitez and PRA Chairman of the Board Atty. Alberto C. Agra (seated 3rd from left).*

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