Better NIR appreciation
by national officials seen
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said more members of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet are openly supporting the establishment of the Negros Island Region, so he is confident that the national leadership will have a better appreciation of the NIR retention.
Discussion on the Negros lobby for the retention of the NIR is set to be tackled by the Cabinet in January, Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno said earlier.
Earlier Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno had said the executive order creating the NIR would be repealed due to budgetary constraints.