Gov Cadiao welcomes Bacolod, Negros Occidental back into Western Visayas


Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao, during the Regional Development Council (RDC) meeting on June 14, welcomed the reintegration of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental into Western Visayas.

President Rodrigo Duterte previously abolished the Negros Island Region (NIR).

The Antique politiko said the RDC will endorse more projects for Negros Occidental.

“I said, let us fast-track the projects of Negros,” Cadiao said.

She also said under the Duterte administration’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program, Negros Occidental will have the bulk of the funding.

“That is good for you. We’re happy to have Negros Occidental back to Region 6,” Cadiao said.

She said the RDC will request for more funding for the rehabilitation of the Bacolod-Silay airport.

“We questioned the very small amount and we will request for additional funding,” she said.