Senator Imee Marcos said a thorough debate on the proposed creation of the Negros Island Region, which will include Siquijor, is needed.
It is a very popular position in Negros Occidental but is quite controversial in places like Negros Oriental, she said.
“I am hopeful that there will be a thorough debate…I hope that at the earliest possible time we can have a decision,” Marcos said.
Senator Cynthia Villar said there is no problem with the creation of the NIR as long as it is supported by the locals.
Marcos and Villar were in Bacolod City Monday night, January 23, for the birthday of Olivia V. Yanson, the matriarch of the Yanson group of bus companies.*