The Visayan Daily Star

Albee:Serafica SRA chief; I can't confirm it, Piñol says



on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Carla Gomez

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Sugar Board planter representative Hermenegildo Serafica as the new Sugar Regulatory Administration chief, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) said yesterday.

However, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol last night told the DAILY STAR he could not confirm that Serafica was appointed as he did not have a copy of his appointment papers signed by the president yet.

FOR HOUSING, Victorias, Canetown ink pact



on Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Victorias City government and Canetown Development, a subsidiary of Victorias Milling Co., signed an agreement on the perpetual right to use of the 10-hectare land in Brgy. XIX-A, Victorias City, at the Mayor's Conference Room, yesterday, a press release from Victorias City Hall said.

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

‘Summit heralds start of new Negros'



on Friday, September 8, 2017
By Carla P. Gomez

Twenty-one resolutions were approved yesterday to ensure the survival of the country's sugar industry and to further boost the growth of Negros beyond its once mono-crop economy.

The resolutions were approved at the end of the “Sugar and More Negros Summit”attended by industry stakeholders and government officials at the Sugarland Hotel in Bacolod City.


Economic highway gets P600M: solon



on Saturday, August 26, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

EB MAGALONA – The Bacolod Negros economic highway, which has been extended from Bacolod City to Victorias City, already has a budget of P600 million for its first phase of implementation by the Department of Public Works and Highway, Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), said yesterday.

Benitez said he was told by DPWH Secretary Mark Villar that he may increase the P600 million budget, which is already included the 2018 General Appropriations Act.

Politics heating up in Neg. Occ.



on Saturday, August 26, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Political realignments have started to shape up in Negros Occidental, more than a year before the 2019 elections.

Among the local candidates eyeing higher positions, are Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Himamaylan City Mayor Ernesto Agustin “Tinto” Bascon, who joined Rep. Alfredo Benitez, in an activity in EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, yesterday.



Rep Alfredo Benitez and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, Rep Alfredo Benitez(l-r, seated) with Himamaylan City Mayor Ernesto Agustin Bascon and Mayor Marvin Malacon in EB Magalona (l-r, standing).* Gilbert Bayoran photo

Albee targets 75T families for NOCHP



on Saturday, August 26, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

EB MAGALONA -Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday that he is planning to increase the beneficiaries of the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program in the 3rd district of Negros Occidental, to 75,000 families.



Mayor Marvin Malacon. Vice Gov Eugenio Jose Lacson. Abang Lingkod Rep.Stephen Paduano and Himamaylan City Mayor Ernesto Agustin Bascon, distribute NOCHP cards to beneficiaries in EB Magalona.* Gilbert Bayoran photo

IN SILAY School building inaugurated



on Saturday, August 19, 2017

The two-storey, 10-classroom building for Senior High School students of Barangay E. Lopez National High School in Silay City, Negros Occidental, donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., through the efforts of Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) was inaugurated yesterday, a press release said.


Pagcor AVP Arnel Ignacio, DPWH’s Esther Miranda, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Silay Vice Mayor Joedith Gallego, Silay Schools Superintendent Neri Anne Alibuyog, PTA president Editha Espida, Senior HS teacher-in-charge Ryan Garzon, Junior HS teacher-in-charge Rodeliza Abainza, kagawad Joseph Emong (l-r), and SSG president Russel Arevalo at the school inauguration*

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