Over 500 undergo surgical mission pre-screening in Silay City

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October 18, 2017
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More than 500 beneficiaries recently underwent pre-screening for the upcoming Nikki Cares surgical mission, scheduled from November 23 to 26, at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City. The mission, organized by the wife of Negros Occidental third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Dominique ‘Nikki’ Lopez Benitez, gathered surgeons from Makati Medical Center to …

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Kabisig opens government expo at SMX

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October 18, 2017
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The Kabisig People’s Movement (Kabisig), an organization that oversees the implementation of national projects and programs, opened the Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair at the SMX Convention Center at SM City Bacolod yesterday. Scheduled to run until tomorrow, October 19, Kabisig Chair Daniel Guillen invited the public to take part in the event. “It is …

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MassKara Festival: Mayor’s Cup golf tournament begins tomorrow

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October 18, 2017
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The 8th Bacolod MassKara Mayor’s Cup golf tournament begins tomorrow, October 19, with a ceremonial tee-off at 6:00 a.m., and runs until October 21 at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club. The competition will be split into five categories, including Classes A, B, C, D, and a women’s division. The event benefits the Bacolod Boy’s Home, the St. Vincent …

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MassKara Festival: Drumbeating competition begins tonight

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October 17, 2017
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The MassKara Festival Drumbeating Competition begins tonight at the Bacolod Public Plaza and runs until Thursday, October 19. Each team will perform between two to three minutes, with two elimination nights scheduled for today and tomorrow, resulting in five teams advancing to the grand finals on Thursday. The winners receive P10,000, with P7,000 for second place, and P5,000 for third …

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POEA to host two job fairs in Negros Occidental

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October 17, 2017
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Aligonza: Demand for service crew, construction workers   The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will be hosting two job fairs in Negros Occidental. On Friday, October 20, the Talisay City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will host a job fair at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College Multi-Purpose Gym with 17 licensed recruitment agencies. Meanwhile, on November …

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High school students from La Carlota City top Provincial Statistics Quiz

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October 16, 2017
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Grade 9 and 10 students from Doña Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School (DHSBNHS) in La Carlota City topped the Provincial Statistics Quiz, an event of the ongoing 28th National Statistics Month observance, at the Bacolod Business Inn last week. Jeedwn Suwin Vertosio, a Grade 9 student; alongside Mia Rose Vergara and Rochelle Sacudit, Grade …

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Napolcom names Molo ‘Best Police Station’ in Iloilo City

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October 16, 2017
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The National Police Commission (Napolcom) recently named the Molo Police Station the best police station in Iloilo City. Molo Police Station commander, Police Chief Inspector Marlon Valencia, credited their success to Oplan Tokhang and the Pulong-pulong sa Barangay program, where police officers visit barangays to listen to concerns and discuss solutions. Meanwhile, Valencia was also …

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Oversight committee on women, family, and children development enacted in Iloilo City

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October 16, 2017
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Acting Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III recently issued an executive order creating an oversight committee on women, family, and children development. “The city government is mandated to discharge functions and responsibilities to deliver efficient and effective provision of the basic services and facilities to the Ilonggos including the social welfare services like programs and …

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MassKara Festival: Jeomel Jalea wins ‘Nights of Mardi Gras’ costume competition

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October 16, 2017
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Jeomel Jalea was named the winner of the “Nights of Mardi Gras” costume competition, which concluded last Thursday. Jalea won P10,000 for coming in first place. The second place entry was designed by Ethel Denoso, who won P7,000; while the P5,000 third place prize went to Jude Chael. The judges for the competition were designers …

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Bacolod City named a finalist for ‘most business-friendly’

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October 13, 2017
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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) named Bacolod City a finalist in their annual search for the “Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unity (LGU).” “Being a PCCI finalist is a feat in itself,” said Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia. “Regardless of the outcome, we are already a winner.” The city previously won the award …

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