Ferrer: Provincial Board is prepared to conduct special sessions

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December 13, 2019
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Final session of 2019 set for Tuesday By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said the Negros Occidental Provincial Board is prepared to conduct special sessions when necessary. The vice governor, who presides over the local legislative body, said they will try to complete their agenda this year but they will …

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Around 250 Christmas trees lit up in Bacolod City

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December 13, 2019
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Property developer, the Megaworld Corporation, recently held a ceremonial lighting for their Forbes Hill Christmas Forest, a park comprised of around 250 Christmas trees at their Forbes Hill property along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road. “This is the first time for Bacolod City to have a park filled with hundreds of Christmas trees and we …

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Professor: Negros exceeds reforestation target

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December 13, 2019
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Amid the ongoing 10M in 10 for a Greener Negros Movement, a program by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) that seeks to plant trees across Negros, Professor Pastor Malabrigo, Jr., an associate professor with the University of the Philippines-Los Baños Department of Forest Biological Sciences said, with 7,745,809 seedlings planted over the past four years, …

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Food Waste Reduction Act passes committee

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December 13, 2019
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The House of Representatives Special Committee on Food Security recently approved the Food Waste Reduction Act, a measure comprised of 14 consolidated bills that seek to reduce food waste. Negros Occidental sixth district Rep. Genaro Alvarez, Jr. serves as vice chairman of the special committee. The bill, which is principally authored by Abono partylist Rep. …

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Tomorrow is Dinagyang Pamukaw 2020

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December 13, 2019
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It’s all set for Dinagyang 2020 Pamukaw tomorrow, December 14, with a program at 7:30 p.m. at Iloilo City Hall grounds to kick off the festival season. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas will deliver a message and declare the start of Dinagyang with the first drum beat. New organizer Iloilo Festivals Foundation Inc. (IFFI) brings back …

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DepEd secretary: The Philippines cannot adapt another curriculum

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December 13, 2019
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After the results of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment, a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development that evaluates education systems, were recently released, which found, out of 79 countries, the Philippines finished last place in reading comprehension, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the country is unable to …

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Palarong Panlalawigan 2019

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December 13, 2019
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Tay Tung successfully defends volleyball title By Adrian Stewart Co Bacolod Tay Tung High School successfully retained their secondary girls’ volleyball title at Palarong Panlalawigan 2019 yesterday at the Montalbo Residence Covered Court in Bacolod City. The school took the championship after scoring a 25-10, 25-17, 25-9 over Area 3, which is comprised of Victorias …

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2019 SEA Games

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December 13, 2019
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Bago City gives heroes’ welcome to local athletes Bago City gave a heroes’ welcome to local athletes who won gold medals at the recently-concluded Southeast Asian Games. Rogen Ladon, who is originally from the city’s Barangay Lag-asan, won the flyweight division after defeating Thailand’s Ammarit Yaodam; while James Palicte, a native of the city’s Barangay …

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Bacolodnon awarded the Sports Patron Award

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December 13, 2019
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The Bacolod City chapter of the Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (SCOOP) recently presented the Sports Patron Award for Volleyball to Bacolodnon sportsman Jose Montalbo for his contributions to the development of the sport in the city. “I am glad that SCOOP-Bacolod was able to recognize what I am doing in sports for Negros …

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Palarong Panlalawigan 2019

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December 13, 2019
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SJI wins elementary girls’ volleyball crown The St. John’s Institute captured the elementary girls’ volleyball title at Palarong Panlalawigan 2019 last Wednesday at the University of St. La Salle Gym in Bacolod City. Led by opposite hitter Trisha Anne Borromeo, the NOPSSCEA representatives clinched the championship after pulling off a 25-21, 25-23 win over Area …

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