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2 camps joining PDP Laban should be harmonious: Albee

Friday, September 16, 2016

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) yesterday said there should be no political divide at this time, with members of the United Negros Alliance and Love Negros joining the ruling PDP Laban ( Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan) .

Courtesy of The Visayan Daily Star Facebook Page

Negros Occidental officials are set to take their oaths on October 1, while those of Negros Oriental did so in Dumaguete City yesterday (story on Oriental page).

Benitez, who joined the PDP Laban shortly after the May elections, was reacting to a question on whether both camps can exist harmoniously under one national political party.

Benitez questions slashed sugarcane industry fund

Friday, September 16, 2016

NEGROS Occidental third district Representative Alfredo Benitez said he is seeking answers on the reduction in the P2-billion sugarcane industry fund for next year.

Instead of the P2-billion budget, only P1.562 billion was appropriated for 2017, Benitez said.

“By law, P2 billion is a mandatory appropriation that must be allocated for the sugarcane industry,” he pointed out.

House Speaker: ‘If DBM says no funds for NIR, let’s not force it’

Friday, September 16, 2016

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Thursday, September 15, that he will look into the possibility of including Negros Island Region in the 2017 appropriation of the National Government.

“I think the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) has expressed their reservation for the full implementation (of the executive order creating NIR), but it doesn’t mean we’re not going to totally implement (the EO),” he added.

Admin party wants unity for Unega, Love Negros

Friday, September 16, 2016

THE ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas Ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) is working out the unity of two major political groups in Negros Occidental -- the United Negros Alliance (Unega) and Love Negros.

Unega is chaired by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., while Love Negros is led by third district Representative Alfredo Benitez and Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

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.

Mayors in Negros Occidental 3rd district pledge better services

July 1, 2016

Three mayors in the Third District of Negros Occidental who took their oaths of office in separate ceremonies on Thursday pledged to provide better services to their constituents.

In Silay City, first term Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur Golez vowed to work for the realization of their team’s campaign platform.

These include restoring peace and order by declaring an all-out war against drugs, achieve food sufficiency, and help food processors, landless workers, and informal settlers.

Golez, who took his oath before Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez, said that his administration also intends to establish a city college and improve existing schools as well as set up more government facilities like a public market.

JV, Albee lead signing of housing manifesto

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

SAN JUAN CITY -- Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito and Negros Occidental Third District Representative Alfredo Abelardo Benitez were among the officials who led the signing of the manifesto for the adoption of a viable housing policy agenda to address the country’s problems on housing and urban development.

BACOLOD. Negros Occidental Third District Rep. Alfredo Benitez (left) and Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito sign on Monday, April 4, the manifesto for the adoption of a viable housing policy agenda to address the country’s lack of homes for families. (Carla N. Cañet) see CREBA 24TH NATIONAL CONVENTION gallery

Ejercito and Benitez are the chairpersons of the Senate and House of Representatives committees on housing and urban development, respectively.