Marañon hopes politics
won’t stall island region
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he hopes politics does not set back the plan to create a Negros Island region.
“This is an apolitical move, it is beyond politics. This is for the good of future generations, and the future of the island. This is for progress,” he said.
On the report that Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo said he is not totally convinced of the need to create a one-island region for Negros, and that he will be unable to attend a summit on the matter in Kabankalan City tomorrow, Marañon said Degamo had told him otherwise.
2 provinces ink
disaster mgmt alliance
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
SIPALAY CITY-The newly-created Southern Negros Disaster Management Alliance (SONEDMA) could be a step towards realization of the proposed creation of the Negros island region, its chairperson, Bayawan City Mayor German Sarana, said yesterday.
SONEDMA is composed of 11 local government units, which are Himamaylan City, Kabankalan City, Ilog, Cauayan, Candoni, Sipalay City and Hinobaan in Negros Occidental, Bayawan City, Basay, Santa Catalina and Siaton in Negros Oriental.
A memorandum of agreement was signed yesterday by the 11 mayors of two provinces to formalize the creation of SONEDMA, that aims to pool the resources of its members in preventing , facing and handling any disaster or calamities that may take place in their areas.
snatched at DPWH
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO & SHIELA GELERA
The bid documents of Alta Negros Industrial Supply worth P65,000 for a road project was snatched from the bag of its employee at the Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City Monday about 30 minutes before the submission of bids.
Based on police blotter entry of Police Station 6, the employee was supposed to submit the bid documents that were inside a brown envelope when the incident happened at about 8 a.m. Monday.
The employee was outside the DPWH building, when two men approached her and took her bag while threatening to shoot her. The suspects then fled on board two vehicles with plate nos. FFF 377 and HUA 377, reports said.