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Regional Line Agencies Report at Provincial Development Council Meeting

Regional Line Agencies Report at Provincial Development Council Meeting

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (extreme left) presided over the Provincial Development Council Meeting held at the Nature’s Village Resort Hotel in Talisay City, yesterday, attended by mayors, non-government organizations, national agencies and state colleges in the province, and Capitol department heads, among others. /Capitol photo

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. called on what he called “imperial” Manila to rethink its development strategy and relocate industries to the provinces as heavy floods continue to inundate the Metro Manila area this week. He said if the national government makes it a policy to really develop the countryside and disperse the industries to the provinces, the people who make up the large illegal settlers populace of the metropolis would be encouraged to return to their respective hometowns.

The governor, who is the chairman and presiding officer of the Provincial Development Council, made his call during its Regular Meeting yesterday held at the Nature’s Village Resort Hotel in Talisay City, where he also gave an update on the achievements and progress of the provincial government in the implementation of its NEGROS FIRST Development Agenda.

He said Negros Occidental is playing a key role in terms of food production in the country, a claim validated later by Regional Director Larry Nacionales of the Department of Agriculture Region VI who noted the growth of rice production in the province, mainly because of the huge budget the provincial government pours into agriculture, the reason why it has received the top Agri-Achievers Award from DA.

Nacionales presented the current programs of the regional DA for Negros Occidental as well as its proposed programs for 2013, along with other regional line agencies such as the Department of Health presented by Regional Director Susana Madarieta; Technical Education and Skills Development Authority by Provincial Director Lorena Yunque; Dept. of Labor and Employment – Wilfredo Santizo; Department of Public Works and Highways – Engr. Cecil Caligan; National Irrigation Administration – Engr. Joel Basiao; Dept. of Trade and Industry – Engr. Engiemar Tupas; Dept. of Education – Michael Acoyong; Dept. of Agrarian Reform – Milagros Flores;

Dept. of Science and Technology – Engr. Glady Reyes; Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources – PENRO Valentin Talabero and Forester Dinnis Parcon; Civil Aviation Authority of the Phil. (CAAP) Edwin Espelita; Philippine Ports Authority – Engr. Enrique Fuentebaja; and the State Colleges: the Negros State College of Agriculture by Dr. Mae Flor Posadas; Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology by its President Dr. Romulo Sisno; and Carlos A. Hilado Memorial State College by its President Dr. Renato Sorolla.

The presentations at the PDC Regular Meeting was being moderated by PDC Secretary Ma. Lina Sanogal, head of the Provincial Planning and Development Office that serves as secretariat.

Present in the activity were Board Member Salvador Escalante, Jr., Mayors Lawrence Marxlen Dela Cruz of Don Salvador Benedicto, Mario Magno of San Enrique, Eric Saratan of Talisay City, Juliet Marie Ferrer of La Carlota City, Jose Maria Alonso of Pontevedra, Lourdes Escalante of Manapla, David Albert Lacson of E. B. Magalona, Francisco Nazareno of Moises Padilla, and Hermilo Aguilar of Hinigaran, and Vice Mayor Antonio Suatengco of Pulupandan, and Councilor Mito Gamboa of Sagay City, the representatives of the 13 member-Non-Government Organizations, representatives of the Congressmen and the other mayors, and Capitol department heads, among others. /Capitol News

DairyCon National Chairman and NEFEDACO Members Paid Courtesy Visit to Governor

DairyCon National Chairman and NEFEDACO Members Paid Courtesy Visit to Governor

Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (DairyCon) National Chairman Danilo Fausto (6th from left) together with officers and members of the Negros Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (NEFEDACO) in a courtesy visit to Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (7th from left) to discuss plans for the upcoming 16th Dairy Congress and Expo in the province. Also in photo are Provincial Consultant on Research and Development and Allied Concerns Engr. Marilyn Manuel (4th from right); Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena (7th from right); and Technology and Livelihood Development Center Manager Ricardo Calseña, among others.* /CAPITOLPhoto

CHMSC President Paid Courtesy Visit to Governor Marañon

CHMSC President Paid Courtesy Visit to Governor Marañon

VISIT. Carlos Hilado Memorial State College (CHMSC) President Renato M. Sorolla, Ph.D. (right) called on Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (left) at the Capitol yesterday.* /Capitol Photo