TESDA TVET enrollment, job fair in Bacolod City next week

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March 28, 2018
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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will be holding a nationwide Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) enrollment and job fair next week, from April 5 to 6, at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center (NOMPAC). The job fair will take place on Thursday, April 5, while the enrollment program will commence …

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‘Day of the Unborn’ observed last Sunday

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March 28, 2018
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Last Sunday, March 25, the country observed the “Day of the Unborn,” which was enacted through Presidential Proclamation No. 586 s. 2004, by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. According to the proclamation, the observance will “promote a culture of life, and defense of life, from the moment of conception.” March 25 was specifically selected as it …

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Regional EMB probing alleged coal ash dumping in Iloilo City

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March 28, 2018
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  The Environmental Management Bureau-Region VI (EMB-6) is investigating the alleged use of coal ash for the Iloilo Esplanade extension. Atty. Ramar Neil Pascua, EMB-6 legal officer, said laboratory samples were taken last March 26 as part of an inter-agency investigation that EMB-6 lead. A complainant alleged filling materials for the Iloilo Esplanade expansion near …

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Iloilo City recognizes 14 ‘Outstanding Women’

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March 28, 2018
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The Iloilo City government recently recognized the 14 recipients of The Outstanding Women of Iloilo City (TOWIL) during an event at Robinsons Place Iloilo. “It is with pride and honor that we recognize the work and dedication of excellent women,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III. “We truly appreciate your efforts in helping other …

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Negrenses observe Earth Hour

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March 28, 2018
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The annual Earth Hour observance, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where communities were urged to switch off non-essential lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., returned to SM City Bacolod over the weekend. “The goal is to reduce our carbon footprint,” said SM City Bacolod Assistant Mall Manager Julia Javellana. “I’m …

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Two NOSP recipients graduate magna cum laude, four others cum laude

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March 28, 2018
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Evoyne Mae Galvan and Chelly Ann Nojas, both Negros Occidental Scholarship Program (NOSP) recipients, recently graduated magna cum laude from Central Philippines State University (CPSU) in Kabankalan City. Both completed bachelor’s degrees in agriculture with a concentration in crop science and were beneficiaries of the Pagkaon scholarship. Among other CPSU graduates, Jayson Tumbay and Joemarie …

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2018 Palarong Pambansa

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March 28, 2018
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Over 600 to compete under Western Visayas banner   By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr.   Western Visayas, Region 6, is expected to send 662 athletes to the 2018 Palarong Pambansa, set to take place in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur next month, from April 15 to 21. With Negros Occidental returning to Western Visayas, following the …

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Winners named in Lopue’s table tennis tournament

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March 28, 2018
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By Paulo Loreto Lim   The 2018 Lopue’s National Open Invitational Table Tennis Championship concluded over the weekend at the Lopue’s San Sebastián Annex Building in Bacolod City, where winners emerged in four categories. Robert Arteche won the veterans category; Rudolfo Palermo swept the men’s executive division; the Philippine Table Tennis Federation team won the …

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