Isabela Town Councilor awarded for lot donation

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December 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Negros Occidental awarded Isabela Town Councilor Patrick Miguel Montilla during the Harvest of Excellence 2017 awarding rites, which took place yesterday at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod. The local official was recognized for the donation of 9,973 square meters of …

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EB Magalona resident nabbed for gun possession

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December 21, 2017
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By Neska Centina A man was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm at Purok 5 in Barangay Madalag, EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, Tuesday night. The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Michael Bilbao, a resident of the said barangay. Police said the suspect reportedly fired a gun in the said area. Bilbao was caught holding one improvised …

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DPWH Secretary orders local officials to accelerate work on ongoing projects

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December 21, 2017
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By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar recently ordered DPWH-Region 6 (DPWH-6) Director Wenceslao Leaño, Jr. to rush the completion of ongoing infrastructure projects in Bacolod City as traffic continues to worsen in the city. He urged the regional director and district engineers to strictly adhere to …

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Winning titles off the pitch

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December 21, 2017
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  While Ceres-Negros FC won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ASEAN Zonal title and the inaugural Philippines Football League crown this year, we in the local organizing committee (LOC) shared in their victory off the pitch. The LOC worked hard to ensure matches were conducted within AFC competition requirements. Beginning with media and promotions, considering …

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Governor’s Cup Invitational Table Tennis Championship

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December 21, 2017
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Competition scheduled for next week at SM City Bacolod By Paulo Loreto Lim   The Negros Occidental provincial government, in partnership with the Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA), recently announced the annual Governor’s Cup Invitational Table Tennis Championship will take place next week, from December 27 to 29, at the SM City Bacolod main atrium. The …

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Champions emerge in CSAV Festival of Chess

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December 21, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Winners were recently named in the Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias (CSAV) Festival of Chess, which was held at CityMall-Mandalagan. Clark Ken Pelione won the 14-and-Under division, earning P4,000; while Xavier John Verdun won the open category, taking home P6,000. Meanwhile, special awards were also awarded for Best …

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2018 WVRAA workshop-conference today

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December 21, 2017
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By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   The Department of Education-Division of Negros Occidental will be holding a workshop-conference today, December 21, on the preparation of documents at the Goldenfield Kundutel Hotel, ahead of the 2018 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet. The event intends to assist coaches, education program supervisors, and provincial screening and accreditation …

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10 local high school students bound for Japan

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December 21, 2017
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The ten Negrense high school students set to study at Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Japan on a three-year scholarship received their passports from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), yesterday. The students, who began their studies of Japanese language and culture at the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual, and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) Training Center of …

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Year-end assembly held for provincial scholars

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December 21, 2017
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The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division (NOSPD) held its year-end assembly earlier this week at The Porch, located at the Lopue’s East Centre in Bacolod City. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., along with 63 scholars who recently passed their respective licensure examinations, were part of the event. Another 52 scholars were also recognized for …

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Iloilo City signs agreement for 2018 Paraw Regatta Festival

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December 21, 2017
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The Iloilo City government recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation, Inc. (IPRFI) ahead of next year’s Paraw Regatta Festival, which is typically held in February. “Let’s continue to support IPRFI in showcasing Ilonggo talents and traditions,” said Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “People from around the world always want to …

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