Negros Daily Bulletin

DPWH Team Arrives to Conduct Coastal Road Study

on Thu, 04/20/2017

A team from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has arrived in Negros Occidental to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed 35.85-kilometer coastal road in the northern part of the province.

This was announced yesterday by Bacolod City Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya, who proposed the coastal road development with Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez.

Senate Pushes for Sugar Consultative Council

by Eugene Adiong on Wed, 04/19/2017

The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Trade Industry agreed to create a Sugar Industry Consultative Committee yesterday even as sugar industry stakeholders’ doubts linger.

Senator Cynthia Villar said she is pushing for a settlement.

“The industry wants a P1,500 price for domestic sugar and the beverage companies will help,” Villar, chair of the agriculture committee, said.

P600-M Theme Park Breaks Ground in Silay

by Eugene Adiong on Mon, 04/03/2017

Top officials of Negros Occidental led the groundbreaking of the first theme park outside Luzon yesterday afternoon, April 2, at Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City.

Lowering of time capsule and groundbreaking ceremony of the Magic Island in Brgy. Guinhalaran, Silay City yesterday, April 2: Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez (3rd left), 3rd District of Negros Occ.; Reynaldo P. Bantug, President of Aton Land & Leisure Inc.; Cesar Mario O. Mamon, Founding President, Philippine Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions; Ken Quintal of DQA, Inc. Master Plan; Vice-Governor Eugenio Lacson (right) and Silay City Mayor Mark J. Golez (2nd left).*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said “the Magic Island will be a big boost to the tourism program of the province.”

Congressman Alfredo Benitez (3rd District) said the project cost is estimated at P600 million.

NIR, Bacolod Redistricting Won’t Be Affected by the Federal Shift

Mon, 03/20/2017

The chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendment said here Friday that the Negros Island Region (NIR) and the possible redistricting of Bacolod City will not be affected by the proposed shift to federal system of government.

Rep. Roger Mercado (Lone District, Southern Leyte) said that NIR will remain as one region under the federal system.


Mon, 03/13/2017 by Edith Colmo

The venue for House committee hearing on High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) must be conducted in Negros Occidental, so it will be easier for all stakeholders of the dollar-earning sugar industry to air their sentiments on the interest of the industry and they will no longer travel to Manila.

This was the proposal of Bacolod Congressman Greg Gasataya having requested the Committee on Agriculture to hold the hearing here.

Medical Mission In Blumentritt, Murcia

Thu, 02/16/2017

The joint community outreach medical mission of the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation (BBBF), the Leisure and Resorts World Corporation (LRWC), and the District Office of Congressman Alfredo Benitez of the Third District continues this February in the municipality of Murcia. Another volunteer group has joined the program – the St. John’s Institute (SJI) Alumni Batch 1992. Two hundred twenty seven (227) residents of Haciendas Carmen and Oliva in Barangay Blumentritt, Murcia were beneficiaries of the free medical and dental clinic conducted last February 12, 2017 in Hacienda Carmen. Program activities included distribution of free medicines, and feeding, games and story-telling provided for the children.*

The Blumentritt, Murcia Medical Mission Team of Leisure & Resorts World Corp., Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, Office of Cong. Albee Benitez and SJI Alumni 1992.*

Rides for Silay Theme Park to Arrive this Year - Golez

by Eugene Adiong on Thu, 02/02/2017

Silay City - Rides for the theme park that will rise in Silay City will soon arrive this year, Mayor Mark Golez said yesterday.

Golez confirmed that the theme park project of the Laguna-based Enchanted Kingdom group is already a go.

“Negotiations are ongoing and I have already met with the people who are going to plan to set up a theme park in Silay City,” the Mayor said.