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Negros Island Region

An idea 20 years in the making, the creation of a unified Negros region was initially opposed. Through Executive Order No. 183 (s. 2015), signed by President Aquino through the intervention of Secretary Roxas as Local Government Chief, all cities, municipalities, and barangays under the former regions that included Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental are now part of just one region. Through the creation of NIR (Negros Island Region), the delivery of basic services to the Negrenses will be faster and more efficient, while development projects like farm-to-market roads, bridges, and other infrastructures will be top priority in the new region.

Roxas Leads Integrated Planning Meet for One Negros

Roxas and the Technical Working Group (TWG) sorted all government agencies under the NIR based on their function. “Since integrated ang mga proyekto, ang mga kalye tuloy tuloy, ang irrigasyon tuloy tuloy. Magiging coordinated ang planning dito,” Roxas said, referring to the socioeconomic development plans in the NIR.

Roxas to Meet with Negros Island Region Technical Working Group

As DILG Secretary, Roxas will ensure the development of the region by plotting the Roadmap of the NIR, starting from its Institutional Transition this 2015-2016, which includes identifying the locations of regional offices and regional councils, as well as creating a funding strategy.

Roxas: Negrenses Embrace Development with NIR

To spur social and economic development of the Negros Island, Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas assured the Negrenses faster decision-making and avoidance of ‘disjointed’ planning in the newly created Negros Island Region (NIR) during a caucus in Dumaguete City on June 10, 2015.

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