DOTr allocates P140M for airport development in Antique

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August 16, 2017
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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently allocated P140 million for the development of the Evelio B. Javier Airport in San Jose, Antique. According to Vice Governor Edgar Denosta, the funding will go towards improving and extending the runway. He added, Philippine Airlines previously conducted an assessment and indicated areas of the runway in need of …

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Environmental forum held at UNO-R

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August 16, 2017
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The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), following a memorandum of agreement with the Negros Occidental Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO), recently conducted an environmental forum at the university’s gymnasium. A total of 286 students attended and participated in the forum, which sought to strengthen awareness of environmental issue …

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Ceneco observes National Electrification Awareness Month throughout August

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August 16, 2017
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) is looking to promote appreciation for the significance of the Rural Electrification Program, as part of their observance of National Electrification Awareness Month throughout August. The program, spearheaded by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) in collaboration with electricity cooperatives across the country, ensured households, particularly those in far-flung …

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Local technical schools join TESDA in founding anniversary celebration

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August 16, 2017
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The Association of Technical Institution in Negros Occidental (ATINO) will be organizing “Cosplay-The TESDA Way 2017” next week, August 23, at the 888 Chinatown Square Premiere Mall Event Center from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., as part of the observance of the 23rd founding anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The …

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San Jose Municipal Police Station recognized by PNP

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August 16, 2017
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During an award ceremony earlier this month, the Philippine National Police (PNP) named the San Jose Municipal Police Station of San Jose de Buenavista, Antique as the Best Municipal Police Station. The ceremony, which recognizes outstanding individuals and groups in law enforcement, took place at Camp Crame, in observance of the 116th anniversary of the …

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HNHS program uses theater to advocate for the environment

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August 14, 2017
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The BERDE Theater Arts Guild (BTAG) of Handumanan National High School (HNHS) uses the theater arts as a method of advocating for the environment, particularly disaster preparedness, climate change, waste management, population development, among other topics. According to group founder George De La Cruz, “Utilizing art as a medium of educating people facilitates learning.” The …

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Northern Negros B+ WISER program closes after four years

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August 9, 2017
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By Paulo Loreto Lim The northern Negros Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+ WISER) program recently ended its four-year tenure in the region with a ceremony at the L’Fisher Hotel. During their time in the province, the group focused on protected areas, which included portions of the Northern Negros Natural …

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Ceneco inaugurates newly-renovated Silay City field office

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August 9, 2017
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The Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) recently inaugurated their newly-renovated field office at Cinco de Noviembre-Figueroa Streets in Silay City. The revamp resulted in improvements to the dispatcher area, the teller section, the consumer complaints area, as well as expansion of the seminar room. The office was blessed by Rev. Fr. Henryck Villanueva, with …

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Local DAR awards farmer cooperatives

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August 8, 2017
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The Department of Agrarian Reform-Negros Island Region (DAR-NIR) recently awarded agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB) organizations during their 2017 summit at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel. The Sycip Plantation Farmworkers Agrarian Cooperative was named best performing ARB organization under the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP), while the Ramrod Agricultural Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Rampuco) won under the Village Level …

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