Solon lying on highway
draws attention of PNoy
TO P1.1B SOUTHERN
NEGROS ROAD NETWORK
BY CARLA GOMEZ
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.
DOE assures power
for Pacquiao fight
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
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..
|One of the best, he says|
|Another proud moment|
should trigger Mercy
|Pleasing the visitor|
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.