The Visayan Daily Star

Fast-track Bacolod coastal road: SP



on Monday, April 17, 2017
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is asking the Department of Public Works and Highways and Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya to fast-track and include in their priority list of projects the coastal road project that will traverse Barangays Punta-Taytay,Singcang-Airport, 35, 2, 3, 1, Banago and the Reclamation Area in Bacolod City.

Bacolod Councilor Caesar Distrito said the proposed coastal road project will change the landscape of the city and tremendously help reduce the volume of traffic in major streets.

‘There's magic in Negros'



on Monday, April 3, 2017
BY CARLA GOMEZ

“There's magic in Negros Island and Magic Island is the first step to its discovery.”



Toby Jison, Silay Mayor Mark Golez, Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Reynaldo Bantug, Cesar Mario Mamon and Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (l-r) break ground for the Magical Island in Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City* Andy Alvarez photo )

Cancellation of brgy polls 90% sure, Benitez says



on Monday, April 3, 2017
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) said yesterday that he is 90 percent sure the barangay elections in October will be postponed.

But the issue on appointing new barangay officials will take a little more discussion, he said.

“There are several groups who don't feel easy with the appointing of public officials,” he said.

Solar Technology For 3rd District Barangays



on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Harnessing solar technology for basic needs as water and electricity for households and the barangays, is among the major thrusts that Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez will focus on for his third and last term from 2016 to 2019.



Cong. Benitez meets with EB Magalona municipal & barangays officials led by Mayor Marvin Malacon.

Recently, he made the rounds of his district , met with local officials and barangay leaders to re-evaluate priority needs covered in his I-HELP (infra-health & housing-education-livelihood-policy) Programs.

Alvarez checks on NIR, WV nautical highways



on Monday, March 20, 2017
BY CARLA GOMEZ

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who wasin Negros Occidental last night, said he was on a trip through the western seaboard to see for himself how the nautical highway can be further improved.

Alvarez said he came to Bacolod from Iloilo and was headed for Dumaguete today as part of his western seaboard nautical highway trip, and will return to Manila via the eastern seaboard.

“We are preparing the budget for 2018 and we want to personally see the conditions of the roads, bridges, ro-ro terminals and the boats crossing between islands if they are safe and clean, and charge reasonable fees for users,” he said.

Congressmen back Negros federal state



on Saturday, March 18, 2017
BY CARLA GOMEZ

Negros Occidental congressmen yesterday said aside from lobbying for the retention of the Negros Island Region, they will work for the two Negros provinces to stay together under a federal form of government.



Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun (Agusan del Norte, 1 st District) Rep. Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte), Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Rep. Mercedes Alvarez (Neg,. Occ. 6 th District), and Rep. Greg Gasataya (Bacolod), l-r, at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday* ( CPG photo )

The Negros solons were at the Bacolod Government Center yesterday for a House Committee on Constitutional Amendments consultative meeting.

Solon want HFCS hearing in Bacolod



on Monday, March 13, 2017
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said yesterday he is lobbying to have the House Committee on Agriculture hearing on the unabated entry of High Fructose Corn Syrup into the country to be held in Negros Occidental.

Gasataya said he had requested the Committee on Agriculture to hold the hearing in the province so it will be easier for all the stakeholders because they will not have to travel to Manila.

Benitez-Lacson tandem? VG says wait for 2018


on Thursday, February 23, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Will it be a Benitez-Lacson tandem in 2019?

Negros Occidental ViceGovernor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that this will be known in October 2018, and recalled that he made his decision to run for re-election as vice-governor in the 2016 elections, also on October 2015.

Lacson, however, said that they are not talking 2019 elections yet.

Benitez urged: run for governor



on Friday, February 17, 2017
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The elections are still far off, but there are reportedly people who are pushing Rep. Alfredo Benitez to run for governor of Negros Occidental in the 2019 polls.

Benitez, who is now on his last term as congressman of the 3rd district of Negros Occidental, admitted Wednesday night that he is being urged to run for governor.

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