sOLON This photo on Twitter of Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg. Occ., 6 th District) lying on the newly paved road in Barangay Caningay, Cauayan, caught the attention of the president.*

Solon lying on highway
draws attention of PNoy


President Benigno Aquino III said the paving of the highway from Ilog to Sipalay City that is nearing completion will cut travel time in southern Negros Occidental and boost economic activity in the area.

The president Thursday mentioned the road network in his speech at the inauguration of the Negros First CyberCentre in Bacolod City Thursday after seeing a photo on Twitter of Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg. Occ., 6 th District) lying in the middle of the highway with a caption thanking him and the Department of Public Works and Highways for paving it.

Alvarez said yesterday that the P1.1 billion work on the previously unpaved roads from Dancalan, Ilog, to Sipalay that started in 2010 is nearly complete.moremoremore

DOE assures power
for Pacquiao fight


An official of the Department of Energy in Visayas assured yesterday that there will be no power interruptions during the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Sunday.

Bishop Garardo Alminaza of the Diocese of San Carlos in Negros Occidental said he “shares the hopes and prayers of all Filipinos and fans of Cong. Pacquiao that he'll not only be safe, but will also win his fight which is dubbed as the fight of the century. But our fight of all time is versus poverty which Manny is also considered as an icon.”

Ray Maleza, supervisor of DOE for the Visayas, told the DAILY STAR that there will be enough supply of electricity until Sunday, while power plants from Luzon have signified that they are willing to augment power supply to Visayas if the need arises..moremoremore

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Noreco 2 powers up 81
households in Caritas

Eighty-one households were energized by the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative 2 under the Sitio Electrification Program of the government in Caritas Phase 2, Barangay Bajumpandan in Dumaguete City Thursday.

Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria and barangay officials of Bajumpandan, headed by Barangay Captain Orlando Enquig assisted Noreco 2 general manager Dionefred Macahig and board chairman, Fe Marie Dicen-Tagle during the switch-on ceremony at the Caritas Phase 2 housing site witnessed by community president Nars Saycon.

About 102 houses will be energized as soon as the remaining households submit heir processing papers and after payment of the service fee..moremoremore