Bacolaodiat Festival 2018

Posted by watchmen
January 4, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Bacolaodiat Festival 2018, scheduled to run from February 15 to 18, is set to open with a Grand Parade, featuring participants dressed in traditional Chinese garb, floats representing the 12 signs of the zodiac, city officials, along with fireworks. Among the scheduled events include the Bacolaodiat Imperial Village, which will showcase Asian arts, including calligraphy, a …

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Ceneco airs weekend radio show to keep consumer-member informed

Posted by watchmen
January 4, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Through their weekly radio show “Kasanag,” aired every Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on DYRL Abyan Radio 1035 AM, the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) seeks to strengthen its information, education, and communication campaign for consumer-members. The show is anchored by Ceneco Member-Consumer Integrated Services Division (MCISD) Chief Roel Venus and Cooperative-Promotions Section head Malou Parroco, …

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Urban planner forecasts ‘renaissance’ for Bacolod City, draws comparisons to Dubai

Posted by watchmen
January 4, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Following an interview with local media last month, urban planner, Arch. Felino Palafox, Jr., has been tapped by Bacolod City Evelio Leonardia to prepare a master plan for the city. The two are set to meet within the month for exploratory talks. Palafox said he sees “very high development potential” and believes Bacolod City could …

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City employee bags P100K in Christmas raffle

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January 4, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

Jeremy Alcibar, an employee of the Iloilo City Office of the City Veterinarian, took home P100,000 after winning a raffle during the Iloilo City Hall Christmas Party last month. “My Christmas and New Year will be more special this year,” he said. “I consider myself the luckiest knowing [there were] a lot of employees, like …

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Iloilo City Government holds storytelling, jazz chant competitions

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January 4, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

The Iloilo City government, in partnership with the Department of Education Division of Iloilo City (DepEd-Iloilo City), held the Kahublagan sa Barangay para sa Lapnagon nga Kahandaan (Kabalaka) Education Storytelling and Jazz Chant Competition at the Iloilo City Diamond Jubilee Hall last week. Faith Jarie Villarin of E. Yusay Memorial Elementary School won the storytelling …

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Dinagyang Festival 2018: Kiosk sales begins next week

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January 4, 2018
Posted in COMMUNITY

  Kiosks for the upcoming Dinagyang Festival 2018, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, begin going on sale next week, January 8. “We are now in the process of marking the kiosks,” said Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI) kiosk-in-charge Joeffrey Agilles. “For those who will be applying, they should bring [their] payment on January 8 because …

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Ceres FC signs new goalkeeper, defender

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January 4, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Following the departure of Ceres-Negros FC goalkeeper Roland Müller, the Negrense club recently acquired Spanish goalie Antonio ‘Toni’ Doblas, who has made appearances for La Liga club Real Betis, Serie A club SSC Napoli, and last played for San Fernando CD, which is currently in the La Liga Segunda …

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Sagay Men’s Open Championships

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January 4, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

Football competition opens on Saturday By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Six teams will be competing in the 2nd Sagay Men’s Open Championships football competition, beginning Saturday, January 6, at Sagay National High School. Among the teams competing include Ceres La Salle FC, Villa Angela FC, the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos FC, the Negros Selection, the Sagay …

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Year-ender: Ceres-Negros FC, Mary Angeline Alcantara top Negrense achievers for 2017

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January 4, 2018
Posted in SPORTS

  2017 was filled with achievements and disappointments for athletes and sports teams from Negros Occidental. Among the highlights were Ceres-Negros FC and taekwondo athlete Angeline Alcantara.   Football Despite falling to FC Istiklol of Tajikistan in the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup inter-zone play-off semifinals, Negrense club Ceres-Negros FC had a great run …

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Tropical Depression Agaton

Posted by watchmen
January 3, 2018
Posted in HEADLINE

Holiday travelers stranded, flooding reported in Negros Occidental By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Hundreds of travelers in Negros and Panay were left stranded yesterday after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared the province of Negros Occidental under a Storm Signal No.1 due to Tropical Depression Agaton. Based on a PAGASA weather …

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