NegOr Guv calls for unity

WHO SEZ THEY'RE DESTROYING OUR CITY ENVIRONMENT?—Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova lead over a thousand government workers and officials planted trees along the periphery of the eight (8) hectare proposed City Ecological Park and Waste Processing Facility in Barangay Candauay to celebrate Arbor Day. This activity reiterates the commitment of the Remollo administration to create more green spaces and promote ecological balance. Engr. Chilvier Patrimonio and her staff from the Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Eco-Park team led by Engr. Leticia Duran are the lead organizers of the annual event.


Re-elected Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo called on political opponents to set aside politics and join him in pursuing the province’s development direction which he presented in his inaugural address.

“I extend my hands of unity to all my political opponents. Let us set aside politics and do our job, once and for all. May I invite you then to journey with me in this adventure called public service. The road may be rough, but together hand in hand, we can make a huge difference,” Degamo said. Part of the development, according to the Governor, is to establish a blood bank, construction of a three-storey building at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital to upgrade the hospital capacity to 1000- bed capacity, and infrastructure projects to augment the classroom shortage experienced by the Department of Education here. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)


DSWD-7 help displaced families
By Leandria Pagunsan

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in region 7 distributed family food packs and hygiene kits to the 300 internally displaced families affected by the armed encounter between the government forces and members of the rebel groups in Sitio Kabugtong, Barangay Bantolinao in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental.

According to DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala, the local government workers and the members of the Philippine National Police helped the DSWD’s Municipal Action Team members in the distribution of goods on June 24, 2019. DSWD provided 300 family food packs and 300 hygiene kits worth P226,950.

NegOr bags nutri awards
By Leandria Pagunsan

The province of Negros Oriental bagged vari ous awards for implementing good nutrition practices and programs for the year 2018.

In a recent meeting with members of the Provincial Nutrition Council (PNC) held at the Provincial Nutrition Office, Nasudi Soluta, head of the evaluation team from the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in Region 7, revealed that Negros Oriental won in the 2018 National Search for Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices and Best Facebook page including the award for Reinforcing the Right Development of Children in Schools and Community (RRD-CS). Barangay Puhagan in Valencia won as the Most Promising Barangay while Lunga also in Valencia scored the Outstanding Barangay award.

Public e-classroom upgrading
By Jennifer C. Tilos

About 25,000 pupils in 18 public elementary schools in the city will now be provided with information and communications technology (ICT) tools in the classroom to increase learners to operate in an information age.

Under the innovative ICT-based learning system or e-classroom upgrading, a wireless computer network will be installed in each of the computer laboratory in the 18 public grade schools. Pupils from Grades 3 to 8 will be able to use the computer learning centers using their tablets. Science and Technology Provincial Director Gilbert Arbon of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said the schools that have this system will no longer use the conventional desktop but use a wireless network with the server and WiFi router.

Aspiring agri-entrepreneurs
By Roi Lomotan

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Pilmico, the food subsidiary of the Aboitiz Group, continue to empower aspiring agri-entrepreneurs in the province through capacity building seminars on the importance of having a business mindset.

Last month, Pilmico organized a Food, Agri, and Livelihood Expo in Bayawan City participated in by backyard farmers and livestock raisers. The seminar sessions focused on animal husbandry for hogs and game fowl and there were also basic and advanced baking and cooking demonstrations. The objective of the expo is to open up business opportunities in backyard farming and baking.