Crater An aerial view of the Mt. Kanlaon crater*( Patrick Lacson photo )

Roxas in Negros today
for NIR reg'l center site

Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas will be in Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental today to conduct an ocular inspection on the possible site for the regional center of the proposed Negros Island Region.

At the opening of the Panaad sa Negros Festival on April 13, Roxas   announced that he had favorably endorsed the creation of a NIR to President Benigno Aquino.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. has asked the president to create the NIR through an executive order. The president, in turn, tasked Roxas to study the request and submit recommendations.moremoremore

Road rehab 50% completed

The road rehabilitation project now being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways along Lacson-Burgos streets to the Reclamation Area in Brgy. 10, Bacolod City, is already 50 percent ahead of schedule, Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia said during an ocular inspection of the area yesterday.

Leonardia said his office had requested the engineers and contractors to hasten the work on the two kilometer project before the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting on April 29 and 30.

This is part of the tourism convergence fund and the justification they gave for seeking it is that there is a port in the area, he said.moremoremore

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Bingo outlet robbed, bizmen
urged to intensify security

The police is cautioning business establishments in Dumaguete City, specifically banking and other financial institutions, to tighten security measures because of intelligence reports on the presence of robbery/hold-up gangs in the city.

The police are presently investigating a hold-up incident at an E-games (electronic bingo) outlet in the City, yesterday morning where five unidentified armed men with 45 and 9M caliber pistols fled with around P100,000, Senior Supt. Mariano Natu-el Jr., OIC provincial police director of Negros Oriental, said..moremoremore