Negros Daily Bulletin

Negros Daily Bulletin: 178 Players Join Cong Benitez & Mayor Golez Badminton Fiesta Cup

on Fri, 11/18/2016

One hundred seventy eight badminton players from all over the province saw action in the 1st Cong. Albee and Mayor Mark Badminton Fiesta Cup held on November 12 and 13 at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City.

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez take time to pose with the players.*

Cong. Albee Joins Public Consultation on Malogo River Irrigation Project

on Wed, 10/26/2016

Recognizing the vital role of irrigation in agricultural development, Cong. Albee Benitez joined the Public Scoping Session for the Malogo River Irrigation Project conducted by the National Irrigation Administration together with the Schema Konsult, Inc. last October 21, 2016 at the Natalio Velez Sports & Cultural Center in Silay City.

The Malogo Irrigation Project involving a 2.0 meters diversion dam to be built in Barangay Kapitan Ramon in Silay City is projected to benefit 8,625 hectares of irrigable area covering five barangays in Silay (Hawaiian, E. Lopez, Guinhalaran, Lantad, Bagtic) and six barangays in E.B. Magalona (Alicante, Cudangdang, Mantaangan, Pasil, Sto. Niño, Tanza).

Sen. Bam, Cong. Albee Visit Murcia

on Fri, 10/21/2016

Bringing government closer to people and the people closer to government.

This was the case when Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Congressman Alfredo “Albee” Benitez visited Barangay Alegria in Murcia yesterday (October 20) for a dialogue at the Alegria Elementary School to get a first hand brief of the state of the public elementary and high schools in the area.

Sen. Bam Aquino and Cong. Albee Benitez, 3rd District-Negros Occ. at the Alegria Elementary School in Barangay Alegria, Murcia - in a dialogue with municipal, barangay and school representatives while inspecting classrooms.*

Cong. Albee Benitez Delivers State of the District Report

by Jun delos Reyes on Fri, 10/14/2016

Third District (Negros Occ.) Congressman Alfredo Abelardo Bantug Benitez, a game-changer has brought “change” to people in the Third District and the change for the better continues. His vision for change and transformation is anchored on innovation and thinking to provide integrated solutions to problems that hinder growth and development.

Congressman Alfredo Abelarde Bantug Benitez (4th District of Negros Occ.) delivers his State of the District Report 2013-2016 to the people of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental in the presence of Barangay, Municipal and City Officials of Victorias City, E.B. Magalona, Silay City, Talisay City and Murcia at the Silay City Civic Center yesterday.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

NIR Solons to Push for Negros Fed State

by Eugene Adiong on Fri, 10/14/2016

Silay City - Congressmen in Negros Island Region will push for a Negros Island Federal State if moves for a shift to federalism will materialize, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd district) said.

Benitez, who held his State of the District Report in this city’s Civic Center, said that he believes that President Rodrigo Duterte is “holding in abeyance the full implementation of the NIR.”

All the district congressmen and party list representatives who hails from Negros will definitely be supporting the inclusion of the NIR as one of the federal states.

He is not dissolving it but waiting for the moves for the Philippines to shift to a federal form of government, he said.

SIDA 2017 Budget Down by P600M

by Eugene Adiong on Fri, 10/14/2016

Negros Occidental Representative Alfredo Benitez (3rd District) yesterday confirmed that the allocation for the sugar industry as mandated in the Sugar Industry Act (SIDA) of 2015 is short by P600 million for next year.

However, Benitez said that there was a gentleman’s agreement with the Department of Budget and Management that the shortfall will be added to the 2018 budget.

Benitez said this will make the 2018 SIDA P2.6 billion.

The SIDA was signed by then President Benigno Aquino III to develop the Philippine sugarcane industry by setting aside P2 billion every year for grants to sugarcane farmers, farm mechanization programs, research and development activities for the sugarcane industry, and scholarship grants for agriculture students.

Albee Turns Over AL-Boards to 21 Visayas Schools

by Eugene Adiong on Mon, 08/15/2016

Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd district) turned over 21 units of AL-Board (Alternative Learning Board) audio visual package to 21 more schools in the Visayas, including those in Iloilo, Guimaras, Bohol, Capiz, Cebu, Leyet and Southern Leyte, aside from Negros Occidental.

Benitez said he has expanded the project to other areas in the Visayas to improve the delivery of quality education, he said there is need for modern technology in terms of teaching-learning process.