2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival Cadiz City, Calatrava win twice in Destination Pavilion, Festival Costume honors

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May 2, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim Cadiz City and Calatrava each picked up two awards in the destination pavilion and festival costume display at the 2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival, which closed over the weekend. They both won the Best Festival Indigenous Costume, one awarded to a city and the other to a municipality, which came with …

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2017 Panaad sa Negros Festival OPA, PVO honors outstanding farmers, fisherfolk

Posted by watchmen
May 2, 2017
Posted in COMMUNITY

A main event of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival, the Pasidungog sa Panguma, Pangisda kag Pangkasapatan ceremony, which honors outstanding farmers and fisherfolk, took place on Saturday. The ceremony, coordinated by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) and the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO), was led by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. For …

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Mayor Bing Summer Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament Cup Mayor, Vice Mayor lead tournament opening

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May 2, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and City Councilor Bartolome Orola led the opening of the 2017 Mayor Bing Summer Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament Cup at the BAYS Center, over the weekend. The mayor said his administration is looking to develop youth sports, saying, “If we want to develop talents, we must …

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2017 Palarong Pambansa DepEd-NIR Director: ‘Our NIR athletes performed well’

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May 2, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Following the Negros Island Region (NIR) finishing fourth in the medal count at the 2017 Palarong Pambansa, accumulating a total of 26 gold, 27 silver, and 36 bronze medals, Department of Education-NIR (DepEd-NIR) Director, Dr. Gilbert Sadsad, offered his congratulations to the local athletes. “Our NIR athletes performed well,” he …

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Nietes earns 3rd world title, IBF world flyweight champion

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May 2, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Murcia-born Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes earned his third world championship, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world flyweight, after defeating Thai boxer Komgrich ‘Eaktawan’ Nantapech via unanimous decision at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, over the weekend, part of “Pinoy Pride 40: Domination.” “I wanted to go for a knockout,” …

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Bacolodnon wins WBO featherweight belt in Japan

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May 2, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Following a two-year title bout hiatus, Genesis ‘Azukal’ Servania of Bacolod City won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific featherweight championship, defeating fellow Pinoy boxer Ralph Jhon ‘Bomber’ Lulu in two rounds at the Ishikawa Sangyo Hall in Kanazawa, Japan, over the weekend. “I’m happy that I was given the …

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Comelec red tape and the resulting disenfranchisement

Posted by watchmen
May 2, 2017
Posted in OPINION

Last Saturday marked the voter registration deadline for the upcoming barangay elections, currently scheduled for October. Local Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials already announced no deadlines would be given, which, personally, makes no difference. As discussed in previous columns, upon moving to the Philippines, after voting absentee in the 2010 presidential election, visited the local …

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