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Guv spares missing mayors during Panaad opening

THE absence of some mayors in the province during the opening of the 26th Panaad sa Negros Festival, Monday, April 8, is not a big deal for Governor Alfredo Marañon.

“Most of those who were here are unopposed. Those who were absent could have been busy for the campaign and getting votes for the election,” Marañon said.

Of the six congressmen in the province, only Second District Representative Leo Rafael Cueva was present during the opening ceremony while mayors who were absent sent only their Vice Mayors and representatives.

Marañon who is already on his last and final term on the other hand said that he is willing to help incoming Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

“I am not interested in getting any position but I am willing to give advise if I will be asked to,” Marañon said.

Marañon held his traditional press conference on Tuesday, April9, at the Sagay Pavillion at the Panaad Park.

“Panaad is not only for one governor with the sustainable programs” Marañon said.

This year he said three additional structures are added at Panaad that include the Organic Village, Bamboo Village and the Animal Center.

Marañon also revealed that there have been suggestions to make Panaad Festival a whole year round activity. In fact he said some LGUs like Don Salvador Benedicto have built pavilions designed for whole year round activities. (TDE)


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