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“I call on all Negrenses to unite and harness the strong volunteerism that has recently surfaced towards the attainment of a peaceful, progressive Negros Occidental and Negros Island Region.”

At the inauguration yesterday, June 28, 2016, RTC Judge Anita Guanzon Chua (left) administers the oath of office to Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center, right) witnessed by his wife, Dr. Marilyn, children, and other members of his family.*

Safety Advocate Alarmed by Rising Road Crashes

An advocate of road safety, representing a coalition of groups aiming for “zero road traffic crash injuries and deaths by 2020,” expressed alarm over frequent road crashes in Bacolod and entire Negros island.

BETTER, SAFER ROADS. PROJECT C.A.R.E.S.’ May Altarejos-Cueva (left) and KASANAG’s & CCW’s John Chiong discuss road safety advocacy amids frequent, rising road crashes in Negros.* (APT photo)

PEMO Leads Awarding of Seal of Good Environmental Governance

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental spearheaded by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) led in the awarding of the Seal of Good Environmental Governance to local government units, schools, organizations, and individuals who have been involved in remarkable practices on environmental conservation and protection.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. and PEMO Head, Atty. Wilmon Peñalosa (3rd and 2nd from left) hand the Gold Seal of Good Environmental Governance Award to Federico Infante, Jr. representing the Municipality of Pulupandan during the awarding ceremony at SMX Convention Center, yesterday. Also in photo is Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Dr. Ma. Lina Sanogal (right).*(Capitol photo by Richard Malihan)


Three (3) barangays from Negros Island Region (NIR) qualify as national finalists in the 2016 Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA), an annual incentive award system given to Lupong Tagapamayapa who exemplifies efficiency in its operation, effectiveness in settling interpersonal disputes and demonstrates creativity and resourcefulness in the implementation of barangay justice system known as Katarungang Pambarangay (KP).

Brgy. Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental

‘Negros Occ. Braces for La Niña’

The provincial government of Negros Occidental is bracing itself for the onslaught of La Niña which is expected to bring rains and eventual flooding especially in the province.

‘SHAKE DRILL.’ Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) students in Bacolod City on actual Earthquake Disaster Drill Exercises, from their classrooms towards vacant areas in the campus, to avoid falling debris in case of an actual ground shake. The exercise is part of yesterday’s nationwide earthquake drill to familiarize and demonstrate to students what must be done duringan earthquake.*(Jun de los Reyes / NDB photos)