The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
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P27 M boulevard extension by Xmas. Brisk construction works so as not to be caught up by giant waves under climate change, are being done at the pier side of the boulevard by the Philippine Ports Authority to the tune of P27Million. This money comes from PPA collections of various fees for using the waterfront nationwide.
Provincial and City officials are split in the
proposal to create one Negros island region
even as the national leadership is inclined
to push for the P40-billion shift, in order
to spur more development.
Fears were afoot that the governor might not (ministerially)
sign the city-resolution endorsing one-Negros as
it appears that the governor is among vocal oppositors
plus three city councilors who opposed the city-sponsored
resolution last week.
In an earlier intrerview with DILG Sec Mar Roxas
with the CHRONICLE editor in DYRD-Tagbilaran last
week, Roxas endorsed the one-Negros region saying it
will speed up regional development.
However, the governor said, it is not true that it is an
overwhelming consensus of the people of Negros Oriental
to revive the plan to integrate the two provinces of the
island into one region, as gleaned from the approved resolution
of the city council of Dumaguete in its regular session
Gov Degamo issued
the statement in reacting to
pronouncements made by
Vice Mayor Woodrow
Maquiling Sr. quoting DILG
Sec. Mar Roxas that it has
not received any document
from any group in the province
that expressed its opposition
to the proposal and that
he was given by the secretary
one week within which
to submit its resolution of support...
We chanced upon DILG Sec
Presidentiable Mar Roxas in
Tagbilaran city last weekend and in
a DYRD interview he told us that one-Negros
region is just awaiting PNoy’s approval with
We say there are more advantages than disadvantages
for a one-Negros region concept. But
it is easier said than done. Just on the merits, its
success or failure, its realization or its demise,
would depend on the 2016 elections. So as not to
be repetitious, please refer to our editorial this
The big reason why Binay is topping the
surveys is that he has long been preparing for
it. He has also made it official that he is running
for President come 2016. Makati’s 200plus
sister cities with LGUs getting free lodge at
the Binay-constructed lodging for LGUs plus a
Lakbay aral tour in Makati for sister cities is
something that could be his core of solid supporters
now at 36% (SWS survey is published
elsewhere in this issue.
It is fair to say that the advantages
which 1Negros can bring to this
island, far out-weighs the disadvantages.
On one major condition: that
its implementation be done justifiably
and equitably. If not, it will be a P40-
P40-billion because that is the cost
of putting up one regional center, complete
with trimmings and regional directors
and offices. Into which Negros to
locate these regional offices is one major
At best, PNoy might sign the executive
order within his term whatever gives
this a legal binding effect. But remember
that PNoy’s term will end in May
2016 and Negros will be here to stay.
Will his successor support 1Negros?
Yes, if it will be a Roxas presidency. NO
if it will be a Binay. Maybe, if it will be a
Grace Poe miracle.
Legacy of service It is always a joy
most especially if
they are shared by young
people whose life stories
and experiences serve to
inspire others as well.
Celebrating another national
holiday last Thursday,
which is “Araw ng
Kagitingan,” brings to
mind ordinary, everyday
heroes who, although not
EVERY DAY HEROES
What is love....? On Sesame Street children were asked a simple question: “WHAT
(Billy; age 4) “When someone loves you, the way they say your
name is different. You just know your name is safe in their mouth””
(Bobby; age 7) “Love is in the room with you at Christmas, if you stop
opening presents and just listen”...