‘Island-region on its way’
Negros officials set lobby for
PNoy, Congress’ support
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Officials of the two Negros provinces yesterday set a timetable for the campaign on the creation of a one-island region that will include the passage of resolutions from the barangays up, an island-wide summit, and a lobby for congressional and presidential support.
“The creation of a Negros Island region is on its way,” said former Negros Occidental Gov. Rafael Coscolluela, who presided over the dialog called by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. at the Nature’s Village Resort Hotel in Talisay City.
Rep. George Arnaiz (Neg. Or., 2nd District), Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias and members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Oriental aired their support for the one-island region proposal at the dialog.