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120 patients undergo surgery through Nikki Cares Mission




Friday, November 24, 2017
By Teresa D. Ellera

A TOTAL of 120 patients from the Third District of Negros Occidental will undergo surgical operations under The Nikki Cares Surgical Mission organized by Dominique “Nikki” Lopez Benitez, wife of Representative Alfredo Benitez.

The three-day mission started Thursday, November 23, at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, with the assistance of 81 doctors and nurses as well as health-related personnel of the Makati Medical Center.

Silay, Habitat for Humanity sign housing project deal




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Silay City Government and Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement yesterday for a multi-million housing project in Brgy. E Lopez, Silay City.



BACOLOD. The signing of the memorandum of agreement Monday between Silay City and Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation Inc. for the construction of a multi-million housing in Barangay E. Lopez was led by Mayor Mark Golez (seated, 3rd from right) and HHPFI Managing Director Michael Meaney (2nd from right), in the presence of Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd from left) and HHPFI project director Lili Fuentes (right) with Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson (2nd from left) and Francisco Benitez (left). (Contributed Photo/Jujean Aboy)

Pimentel: Benitez ‘interested’ to run for senator in 2019




Saturday, October 07, 2017
Marchel P. Espina

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo “Albee” Benitez is inclined to join the senatorial race in the 2019 elections.

Pimentel, president of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), bared Friday, October 6, the initial list of senatorial candidates who will banner the administration party in the next polls.

House Speaker, actor endorse Benitez for senator




Friday, October 06, 2017
Teresa D. Ellera and Carla N. Cañet



BACOLOD. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the oath-taking of members of PDP-Laban in Victorias City Thursday, with (on stage) Deputy Commissioner Clint Aranas, Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peña, Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Bataan First District Rep. Geraldine Roman, actor Gabby Concepcion, Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, and Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares. Contributed Photo

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez officially endorsed Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez for senator before about 10,000 Negrenses who joined the mass-oath taking of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) at the Victorias City Coliseum yesterday.

Alvarez tells Negros: Vote 12-0 for Senate




Friday, October 06, 2017
Marchel P. Espina

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez asked the new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to vote straight for the senatorial candidates of the administration party in 2019.

Alvarez, who administered the oath of about 12,000 Negrense members on Thursday in the cities of Bacolod and Victorias, sought the support of party members for the next senatorial elections.

Benitez: No clash with Lacson in 2019




Monday, October 02, 2017
Marchel P. Espina

LOOKS like there won’t be a clash between Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez in the gubernational post in the 2019 elections.

The lawmaker said Sunday that “we will not run against each other.”

Benitez, who is on his third and final term, was included in the senatorial slate of the administration party in the next elections.

9,000 NegOcc officials to join PDP-Laban oath-taking




Tuesday, September 19, 2017
By Teresa D. Ellera

THIRD District Representative Alfredo Benitez said Monday that about 9,000 local officials in Negros Occidental will join the mass oath-taking of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on October 5 at the Victorias City Coliseum.

Benitez said House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, party secretary-general, will swear in the incoming PDP-Laban members in the province.

‘Tulong Dunong’ grantees attend dialog




Monday, September 11, 2017

ABOUT 1,600 old and new grantees of the Tulong Dunong Program in the Third District of Negros Occidental attended an orientation and dialogue with Representative Alfredo Benitez on Saturday, September 9, at Silay City Plaza covered court.



BACOLOD. Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez (seated, left) and Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (standing, right) with the Tulong Dunong scholarship grantees during the orientation and dialogue and held Saturday. (Contributed Photo)

Sugar leaders ask 6-year moratorium on excise tax




Friday, September 08, 2017
By MARCHEL P. ESPINA

SUGAR industry leaders in Negros Occidental are seeking a six-year moratorium on the imposition of excise tax on sugar sweetened drinks.

This was announced by former vice governor Emilio Yulo III, spokesperson of Sugar Alliance of the Philippines, during the “Sugar and More” Negros Summit held Thursday, September 7, at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City.

Yulo, who also represented Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri in the gathering, said the committee report on the tax reform package will be released in the next few weeks.

‘Stronger actions’ for sugar industry




Friday, September 08, 2017
By MARCHEL P. ESPINA

LOCAL government officials in Negros Occidental are seeking stronger action from various stakeholders to strengthen the sugar industry amid the challenges it is facing.

During the “Sugar and MoreNegros Summit held Thursday, September 7, at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City, industry leaders and stakeholders agreed to submit resolutions to various agencies and institutions in the effort to strengthen measures.

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