Visayas Governors Roel Degamo of Negros Oriental, Alfredo Marañon Jr. of Negros Occidental, Leopoldo Dominico Petilla of Leyte, and Edgar Chatto of Bohol, make an "all for one, one for all" on the "One Visayas" battlecry of regions in central Philippines.*

Church to campaign
vs. pro-STL officials

The Diocese of Bacolod will launch a campaign against city officials who will promote illegal or legalized gambling in Bacolod City.

This was after the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod granted a Resolution of No Objection in allowing Super Lucky Beagler Inc. to operate Small Town Lottery in the city during its session Wednesday.

Those who voted in favor of the resolution were Councilors Alex Paglumotan, Wilson Gamboa Jr., Noli Villarosa, Em Ang, Caesar Distrito and Roberto Rojas, while those who voted against it were Councilors El Cid Familiaran and Sonya Verdeflor.moremoremore

3 Visayan regions
call for NIR funding

The leaders of the Visayas Regional Development Committee (RDCom), composed of the Central, Eastern and Western Visayas regions, yesterday welcomed the Negros Island Region into their circle and vowed to give it their all out support.

The RDCom, chaired by Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, chair of the Eastern Visayas Regional Development Council, met at L'Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, where a resolution was passed calling on the President to include in the unprogrammed fund of the 2016 national budget an allocation for the establishment of the NIR offices.

Also at the meeting were Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto - Central Visayas RDC chair, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon and Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo of the NIR, and National Economic and Development Authority 6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal – acting Western Visayas RDC chair. .moremoremore


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LTO distributes temporary
cardboard drivers' licenses

The Land Transportation Office is currently using temporary drivers' licenses made of cardboards, instead of the plastic cards issued to those applying for new or renewed ones beginning this week, following the entry of a new contractor.

For many years, the LTO's license card printing was contracted to the Amalgamated Motors Philippines Inc. until a new contractor won the bidding recently, Alberta Janine Lawas, chief of the LTO-Bayawan extension office in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, said.

The All Cards Philippines contractor is set to distribute an initial batch of driver's license card printing machines this month, she added. .moremoremore