The Visayan Daily Star

3-day medical, surgical mission set

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Talisay City Mayor Neil Lizares III met with Nikki Lopez Benitez to plan the groundwork for a major 3-day medical and surgical mission, to start November 9, at the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

Close to a 50-man medical team from the Makati Medical Center Foundation, including surgeons and operating room nurses, will operate on major and minor cases, including thyroid, hernias, cleft lip and palate, gallbladder stones, OB gynecological cases such as ovarian cysts and small breast masses, among others, a press release from Talisay said.

Two sugar summits set


Friday, July 21, 2017

The Negros Occidental provincial government is preparing to hold a Negros Sugar Summit geared towards creating a resilient, diversified, competitive and inclusive economy for Negros Island, with the sugarcane industry continuing to make a significant and sustainable contribution, former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela said yesterday.

The provincial government is holding the summit because it wants to consult stakeholders on the sugar situation and to engage them in the formulation of a strategic agenda to address the challenges affecting the industry in Negros, Coscolluela, provincial consultant on trade and investment, said.

3rd district intensified NOCHP

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Third District of Negros Occidental continues to intensify its campaign to reach more families to enroll in the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program or NOCHP to avail of free medical services in times of need, a press release from the Office of Rep. Alfredo Benitez said yesterday.

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez and Mayor Neil Lizares with the NOCHP beneficiaries of Talisay City*

Talisay eyeing reclamation project

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The possibility of land reclamation and other development projects in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, were explored recently by Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares III and Rep. Albee Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), with Alberto Agra, chairman of the Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority, in Bacolod City.

Jack Ma-alat, Sammy Palanca, PRA Chairman of the Board Alberto Agra, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Talisay Mayor Neil Lizares III, Reynaldo Bantug and Willy Au(l-r) at the exploratory meeting with the Philippine Reclamation Authority and the Bacolod Real State Development Corp. at the Bacolod Pavillion Hotel,recently.*

UNegA eyes convention

on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The holding of a general assembly by the United Negros Alliance is being proposed for a fellowship of its members, Board Member Alain Gatuslao said yesterday.

They are hoping that before Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. steps down in 2019, Negros Occidental's politicians can be united again under one group, Gatuslaoalso said.

48 Negros LGUs receive DILG child-friendly seal

on Friday, July 7, 2017

Forty-eight of the 57 local government units in the Negros Island Region yesterday received the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance, in ceremonies held in Dumaguete City.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Interior and Local Government spearheaded the awarding at a local hotel, attended by local chief executives and other LGU representatives, among others.

Rep. Alfredo Benitez at the meeting of the Silay City Tourism Council

on Friday, July 7, 2017

TOURISM.Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), center,at the meeting of the Silay City Tourism Council that reviewed the Silay City Tourism Code, with City Treasurer Elsie Jimenea, Reynaldo Bantug - vice-chairman representing the private sector, Silay City Mayor Mark Golez - honorary chairman of the Council, and Silay Tourism Officer Girlie Sulmaca (l-r).*