KIDS SUMMER FUN. Children enjoy summer with games like this at a beach in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.* (Ronnie Baldonado photo)

More power offered for
Negros to grow

When it rains it pours.

More power will be available for sale to power cooperatives in Negros Occidental by 2016, Gil Altamira, Panay Energy Development Corp. senior manager for commercial operations, said yesterday.

PEDC's P20 billion 150 megawatt clean coal-fired power plant is scheduled to begin operations in June 2016 to meet the growing power demands of Negros and Panay, he said. moremoremore

PNoy, solons thanked
for sugarcane act

Sugar leaders yesterday thanked President Benigno Aquino for approving the Sugarcane Industry Development Act, and the lawmakers who authored the measure.

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), author of the measure in the House, said the President signed it into law on March 27.

The law will provide a P2 billion annual allocation for programs to strengthen the competitiveness and diversification efforts of the sugarcane industry, to survive the drop in tariffs on imports under the ASEAN Free Trade Area agreement that kicked off this year. . moremoremore

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Negros jail yields weapons,
illegal drugs paraphernalia

A surprise inspection held yesterday at the Negros Oriental Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Dumaguete City, by a police team led by deputy provincial commander for operations, Supt. Reynold Andot, yielded assorted illegal drugs paraphernalia such as tinfoil, tooters, empty sachets of suspected shabu, and bladed weapons.

The Operation Greyhound was aimed at flushing out contraband items from the prison cells of the provincial jail.

After the inspection, Gov. Roel Degamo ordered the demolition of structures, called kubols, inside the jail. He said he had received reports that the “kubols” were being used by guards and trusted detainees of the provincial jail, and detainees with health problems. .moremoremore