Degamo says no to NIR proposal, international airport in Bacong

07/12/2022 7:46:00 AM

Degamo mentioned of language and cultural differences with Negros Occidental as among his reasons for not wanting to support the NIR. #CDNDigital

Degamo mentioned of language and cultural differences with Negros Occidental as among his reasons for not wanting to support the NIR. CDNDigital

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –- Officials of the provinces of Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental had united to ensure the creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR), Bohol Gov. Aristotle Aumentado, who

is also the chairperson of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7), said.0 SENATE President Juan Miguel F.Proposed Maharlika fund loses support of PCCI Degamo, who attended online the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Central Visayas meeting in Cebu City on Tuesday, cited cultural differences between Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental as among the reasons why the NIR should not be brought back.Senate panel OKs creation of Negros Island Region “We have two other options, not in Bacong.

But this early, Negros Oriental Gov.Roel Degamo already said that he did not want their province to separate from Central Visayas.At the Senate hearing of the Committee on Local Government Monday presided by Sen.Degamo mentioned of language and cultural differences with Negros Occidental as among his reasons for not wanting to support the NIR.There’s no issue there,” he said Degamo said the matter of creating the NIR should not be rushed as there were a lot of issues that needed to be ironed out.He also talked of several other issues like the need to identify where to put the center of government if the NIR proposal would be passed.Ejercito, Zubiri conveyed he is confident the proposed NIR will be supported by local government units (LGUs) of the Negros island, noting that governors of Negros Occidental and Oriental are both pushing for it.Degamo said that his province was already doing well as part of Central Visayas.“May I put this into the record that the opposition of the governor is already moot and academic because the project is already at the Office of the President,” said Aviola.

“Maganda naman ang takbo ng ekonomiya, dito kami sa Region 7.He recalled that back in 2015, former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, through Executive Order (EO) 183 established the NIR, separating Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental from Western Visayas and Central Visayas, respectively.There are a lot of pros and cons in the creation of the NIR,” Degamo said.Bakit ako mosugal doon sa NIR? Yun ang mga issues na dapat natin tingnan.Negros Oriental stands with Region 7,” Degamo said during the 4th quarter meeting of the Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) on Tuesday, Dec.In the same Senate committee hearing that Ejercito presided, the Committee on Local Government heard various local bills.6.ADVERTISEMENT Aumentado said the NIR might be difficult to realize now since Degamo already expressed his opposition to the matter.(The flow of our economy is good, we will stay here in Region 7.Ejercito, author of Senate Bill (SB) 1530 (Automatic Income Classification Act for Local Government Units), said his bill aims to institutionalize automatic income reclassification every two years based on the updated table of income classifications to be released by the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF).ADVERTISEMENT.

Why would we bet on NIR? Those are the issues that we should look at.Negros Oriental stands with Region 7.He assured that “this measure seeks to factually classify the financial capabilities of LGUs consistent with the prevailing economic conditions and ultimately address the limitations to the development of the local government units.183 issued by then President Benigno Aquino III.) Degamo, who recently assumed the Office of the Governor after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) invalidated the victory of former governor in the May elections, virtually attended the RDC-7 full council meeting.Bacong International Airport He first spoke of his opposition against a plan to establish an international airport in the municipality of Bacong, a proposal which he said was not economically wise.Quoting the outcome of a feasibility study, he said that Tanjay City was the appropriate location for an international airport.Plans to revive the NIR continued under the administration of President Marcos.

An option is to develop the existing domestic airport in Dumaguete City to make it comply with international standards.Bacong Mayor Lenin Aviola, who also attended the RDC-7 meeting virtually, replied that Degamo’s comments were already “moot and academic” since the Bacong International Airport project was already submitted to the Office of the President.The two officials then started to argue.Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, who chairs the committee, said people of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental needed the NIR so that services of the national government could be accelerated and brought closer to them.Degamo went on to say that he was not consulted on the Bacong airport project.The Negros Oriental Governor also mentioned of his disapproval of the NIR proposal.

To put an end to their exchanges, Aumentado asked Degamo to submit his feasibility study to the RDC-7.The bills include Ejercito’s Senate Bill No.The Council will then decide what to do next after they see the document.RDC-7 officials led by its Chairman and Bohol Governor Aristotle Aumentado (4th from right).| Doris C.Sherwin Gatchalian’s Senate Bill No.Bongcac Negros Island Region In an interview after the meeting, Aumentado, who was asked what he thought of the NIR proposal, said that the plan would require the unity of the two provinces before this could be approved.

“Ang makapadayon ana is sila gyud mismo,” he said.(The ones who could continue that are they themselves.1422 and Sen.) Aumentado said it was also still too early for RDC-7 to make a stand on the issue.“Kinsa man intawn mi nga magapil-apil sa ilang kagustohan kung magunify ba sila or magpabalin nga unsa [sila] karon?” he said.(Who are we to go against their wishes if they will unify or stay where they are now?) RELATED STORIES.Zubiri, whose father is from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, said there was a growing clamor for the establishment of the NIR since residents of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental still needed to travel to either Iloilo or Cebu to transact with the regional offices of several national government agencies.

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