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PENRO to stop construction
at Salvador Benedicto forest
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The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office will order a stop to all constructions within the Northern Negros Natural Park in Salvador Benedicto town by private individuals, while an investigation of alleged illegal occupants is underway, PENRO head Andres Untal said yesterday.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday also said Untal informed him that cease-and-desist orders will be issued.

The halt in the activities within the NNNP will last until the Protected Area Management Board comes out with a policy direction on action to be taken against the illegal occupants, Untal said.moremoremore

Woman who lost arm
in bus accident dies


The death toll from a bus collision in Hinigaran town Tuesday rose to five when the woman, who lost her right arm at the accident site, died at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City yesterday.

Nenita  Alfonso, 39, whose arm was severed when the mini bus she was riding on was hit by a Ceres bus in Sitio Ipil, Barangay Pilar, Hinigaran, died at 12:43 p.m. yesterday, Muriel Fabales of the Office of Rep. Alejandro Mirasol (Neg. Occ., 5th District) that is assisting the victims, said yesterday.

Alfonso’s relatives only learned that she was among the accident victims when a video of her was shown on ABS-CBN yesterday morning, prompting them to rush to the hospital, Fabales said.moremoremore

SP committee approves
proposed Capitol reorg


The proposed reorganization of Capitol employees is now on its way to approval on second reading by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental, after it was also approved by the Committee on Personnel, its chairman, Board Member Miller Serondo, yesterday said.

Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who presided over the SP regular session, said that, with the endorsement of the Committee on Personnel for approval on second reading, the partial reorganization of Capitol employees will be deliberated on their session next week.

Of the 1,077 existing positions at the Capitol, based on the overall summary of staffing changes submitted to them, Serondo said, 129 positions are up for abolition, while 219 positions will be created.moremoremore

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